Nina Singh at SVPNPA: A Glimpse of the IPS Officer's Early Days in ServiceNina Singh, IPS officer, in a candid shot taken after graduating from SVPNPA, symbolizing the commencement of her impactful journey in service

Meet Nina Singh, who had created history as the first woman to assume the Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) role. Born on 11 July 1964 in Patna, Bihar, India, Nina Singh is a distinguished Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1989 batch of Rajasthan cadre.

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Full Name Nina Singh
Nickname Nina
Profession IPS Officer
Famous For First woman Director General of CISF
Date of Birth July 11, 1964
Age 59 years (as of 2023)
Birthplace Darbhanga, Patna, India
Hometown Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Favorite Game Tennis
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 68 kilograms
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Father’s Name Ganesh Lal Das
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Wife Name Rohit Kumar Singh (IAS Officer)
Marital Status Married
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Educational Qualification Master’s in Public Administration
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College/University Patna Women’s College, JNU, Harvard University, MIT (for additional degrees)
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Professional Life: 

Nina Singh’s journey in the Indian Police Service began in 1989 when she was commissioned in the Manipur cadre. She served in various posts in Manipur before making the important move to the Rajasthan cadre and became the first woman IPS officer to be allotted this cadre.

In 2000, as Secretary of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women, I launched an innovative outreach initiative. The program aims to support women facing difficulties by organising hearings in various districts, and providing them a platform to voice their concerns.

Her career took a turning point in 2013 when she joined the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). During her tenure at the CBI, Nina Singh handled high-profile cases including the Sheena Bora murder case, the PNB scam case, the Nirav Modi case and the Zia Khan suicide case. Her exemplary service earned her honours like the President’s Police Medal (PPMDS) in 2014, the President’s Police Medal (PPM) in 2015 and the Ati Utkrishtha Seva Medal (AUSM) in 2020.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nina Singh played a pivotal role as Principal Secretary (Health) in Rajasthan and showed her versatility and commitment to public service. Subsequently, she assumed the role of Special Director General of CISF in 2021.

On 31 August 2023, after the retirement of her predecessor, Nina Singh assumed additional charge as Director General of CISF. The appointment was a historic moment, making her the first woman to head this important central paramilitary force. She will remain in the role until her retirement on July 31, 2024.


The Family: 

In her personal life, Nina Singh is married to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Rohit Kumar Singh. They share a life of commitment to public service, Rohit is currently working as Secretary of Consumer Affairs in the Central Government. The couple’s professional dedication to the nation exemplifies their shared values.

Nina Singh, India's first woman CISF chief, with her husband, IAS officer Rohit Kumar Singh.
Nina Singh, Director General of CISF, alongside her husband Rohit Kumar Singh, an IAS officer, exemplifying dedication to public service.

Personal Life: 

Beyond her professional achievements, Nina Singh’s personal life reflects a woman of substance. Standing at five feet ten inches tall, weighing 68 kilograms and standing at 57 years of age, she is not only the first woman Director General of the CISF but an epitome of grace and resilience.

Nina Singh’s educational journey took her from Patna Women’s College to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, where she obtained her Master’s degree. Further in her academic career, she received her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. Her dedication to continuous learning reflects her commitment to excellence.


Facts About Nina Singh:

– Nina Singh, known as ninaRani before marriage, was born on 11 July 1964.

– She completed her schooling in Bihar before pursuing higher education.

– Nina holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University and a BA in Social Program Evaluation from MIT.

– She cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination and underwent police training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad.

– Neena’s father Ganesh Lal Das worked as an ADG in the Bihar Government.


A Woman of Many Firsts

Nina Singh’s journey from a young girl in Bihar to becoming the first woman Director General of CISF is a testament to her dedication, resilience and leadership. Her influence extends beyond the uniform, making her a role model for India’s aspiring leaders. As she continues to write history, Nina Singh stands tall as an inspiration for generations to come.


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