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Shrimati Urmila Singh

6th August, 1946

Fingeshwar, Raipur(Chhatisgarh)

(i) Village Ghurwada,Tehsil-
Lakhnadaun, District-Seoni,
Madhya Pradesh.
 Phone : 07690-288018

(ii)69, New MLA-MP Colony, Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh.
Mob    : 09425011124

Barnes Court, Raj Bhawan, Shimla-171002






98162-77123, 98160-77123

Family Background

Born in a family of Freedom fighters of Gondwana and social reformers in village Fingeshwar in Raipur district of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh (now in Chhattisgarh).

Grand-Grand Daughter of shaheed Raja Natwar Singh alias Lalla Shah of Haridaypur in Narsighpur district of Madhya  Pradesh who was hanged by the Britishers. Other members of the family were sent to Kalapani (life imprisonment ) in exile.

Daughter-in-law of late Rani Shyam Kumari Devi, who remained as MP throughout her life.

Husband:                 Late Shri Virendra Bahadur Singh, Ex-MLA
Sons & Daughters:    1. Shri Yogendra Singh,
                              2. Shri Dharmendra Singh and
                              3. Smt. Rachna Sodhi

Education: B.A., L.L.B.

Government Appointments:

Member of Legislative Assembly from Ghansaur (Seoni)1985-90,1990-98 and 1998-2003) Madhya Pradesh.

Minister of State for Finance and Dairy Development, Madhya Pradesh (1993-95)

President, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (1996-98)

Minister for Social Welfare and Tribal Welfare Departments, Madhya Pradesh (1998-2003)

Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, a Constitutional Commission set up under Article 338A of Constitution (18th June, 2007 to 24th January, 2010).

Assignments in Social and Community work:

Chairperson, Madhya Pradesh State Social Welfare Board, Bhopal (1988-89)

Member, Central Social Welfare Board, Bhopal (1978-90)

Member, MP Scheduled Castes Welfare Advisory Committee, Bhopal (1978-80)

Member, National Food and Nutrition Board, Bhopal(1986-88)

Founder President of Ujjain Citizen Forum Since, 1988

President, Madhya  Pradesh Organization for Tribal Women since 1993.

Associated with several other Social voluntary organizations of Madhya Pradesh.

Offices held at present:

Assumed the office of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh on 25th January, 2010.

Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

Chancellor of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur (HP)


Chancellor of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP)

Chancellor of Jaypee University  of Information Technology, Waknaghat, District Solan (HP)

President of Indian Red Cross Society, Himachal Pradesh State Branch.

President of Himachal Pradesh State Council for Child Welfare.

President of Rajya Sainik Welfare Board, Himachal Pradesh.

Chairperson of HP State Managing Committee for Management and administration of special fund for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen, Himachal Pradesh.

Administration of Scheduled Areas & Tribal Areas


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