New Delhi: Sheel Vardhan Singh, former IPS officer, having 37 years of distinguished service behind him takes the oath of Office and Secrecy as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday afternoon in the Central Hall, Main Building of UPSC. The oath was administered to him by the UPSC Chairman Dr Manoj Soni.
Singh is a seasoned Intelligence expert, known for strategic thinking, expertise in Global Security Scenario and Internal Security. He was Director General of CISF from November 2021 to December 2023 where he provided visionary leadership enhancing Security across the vital industrial sector.
Singh has served in all theatres of National Security, contributing to highest level of intelligence gathering, analysis and National Security policy formulation. He strengthened India's International Security posture during his posting at the Indian High Commission Dhaka.
He was awarded the President Police Medal for Meritorious Service in the year 2004 and Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the year 2010.
A Bachelor of Arts in English Honours, Singh has done the prestigious West Yorkshire Command Course, UK and the National Defence College, India. He has authored two volumes of short stories and is a regular contributor to the 'Speaking Tree' column in The Times of India. His podcast - 'The Dialogue Within' brings out his unique perspectives on life and living.
Singh is an avid sportsman, passionate about literature and cultural exploration and a devoted Yoga Practioner.