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Surendra Singh (15 August 1978) is an Indian bureaucrat, who is an Indian Civil Service officier (IAS),[1] Uttar Pradesh cadre, commissioned in 2005. He is currently District Magistrate of Pratapgarh district of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[2]

Singh hails from Kasimpur village, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh.[3][4] He earned his BSc and MSc degrees at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, and worked for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) before he passed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam for IAS Cadre.[1]


Singh held positions of Chief Development Officer (CDO) in Agra and Joint Magistrate of Meerut, followed by service as the District Magistrate, respectively, of Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi), Balrampur,[5] and Firozabad.[6][7]

On 14 April 2012, Singh was appointed as District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar[8] where he served until 28 August 2013.[9] While magistrate in Muzaffarnagar he undertook to reduce corruption in all areas from education[7] to land encroachments.[10] Surendra Singh was transferred[11] from Muzaffarnagar on 27 August after arrests for a series of murders in Kawal village in 2013.[10] It was widelt reported that Singh was removed by political pressure because of the connections of those arrested.[10][12][13] Singh is, at present, the District Magistrate of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.[4]


In 2013, India's Prime minister presented individual "best election practices" awards jointly to Kamini Chauhan Ratan, the District Election Officer of Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, and Surendra Singh, the District Election Officer of Firozabad.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Complete Bio data of Shri Surendra Singh". 
  2. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Online: Pratapgarh district". National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Communication and IT, Govt. of India. 2014. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Jat Samaj Monthly Magazine July 2006, p.31
  4. ^ a b "Surendra Singh, IAS, DM of Pratapgarh". 
  5. ^ "CM Mayawati transfers 9 IAS officers after inspection". Zee News (Zee Media Corporation Ltd). 1 March 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "70 IAS officers transferred in Uttar Pradesh". The Times of India. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Abhinav (non-profit NGO) (2013). "A Report on Aadhar: An Initiative towards Excellence in Primary Rducation for Department of primary Education Dist. Muzaffer Nager - Uttar Pradesh". pp. 6, 11, and 50. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Tyagi, Gaurav (10 Apr 2013). "Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh goes Hi- Tech with Smart Card Based Driving Licenses". Uttar Pradesh State Unit, Lucknow, National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Headed Muzaffarnagar Since 1947". District Administration, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Kirpal, Raman (16 September 2013). "Muzaffarnagar riots: How BJP, SP and BSP fanned the flames". First Post. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 
  11. ^ The commission [National Commission for Minorities] concluded that transfer of DM Surendra Singh and SSP Manzil Saini within hours of the incidents at Kawaal village, where three persons were killed, seemed hasty and detrimental to law and order. Verma, Lalmani (7 October 2013). "Minority panel puts UP govt in the dock". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Sharma, Deepak; Sharma, Harish and Singh, Arun (17 September 2013). "Exposed: Sting uncovers political hand behind the violence in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar". The Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Who asked cops to go-slow in controlling Muzaffarnagar riots? Men in uniform reveal all". Daily Bhaskar. 18 September 2013. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "EC Awards Gujarat, UP, WB for Best Electoral Practices". Outlook (magazine) (India). 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 


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