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Dr. Manmohan Singh: Highest Qualified Prime Minister in the World
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Personal and family data
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, since 2004, is one of the most honored Statesman in the globe. He is the highest qualified Prime Minister in the world. He is known for his integrity, honesty, knowledge and intelligence in economic and financial matters.
He showed his capabilities as Finance Minister of India and Prime Minister of India. He is the person who became instrumental to liberalization in the Indian economy as Finance Minister. He has proven his quality as a student, as a teacher, as an author, as a civil servant and also as parliamentarian before adorning the prime post.
He is the first nonpolitical person to qualify as the prime ministerial candidate in India.
Personal and family data:
Born: September 26, 1932, Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab, presently in Pakistan)
Father: Mr. S. Gurmukh Singh, Mother: Mrs. Amrit Kaur
Married With Mrs. Gursharan Kaur on September 14, 1958
Children: Three daughters.
Dr. Manmohan Singh and George W Bush
Dr. Manmohan Singh's Academics
Indian Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM in the world. He is an expert in economics. He is recognised globally as the best-qualified Politician and Statesman.
1. Placed in the first position in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1952
2. Placed in the first position in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1954
3. Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College,
Cambridge, 1955 and 1957
4. Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge, 1957;
5. DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); Ph.D. thesis on India's
1. Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;
Reader, Economics, 1959-63;
Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65;
2. Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1969-71;
3. Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
4. Honorary professor, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1996
India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth -Clarendon Press, OxfordUniversity, 1964;
He is also an author of a large number of published articles in various economic journals.
Work experience of Dr. Manmohan Singh
He passed the most prestigious examination of Union Public Service Commission of India (Indian Civil Service) to be recruited as Indian Civil Servant. This service is now known as Indian Administrative Service.
1971-72: Economic advisor, Ministry of foreign trade, India
1972-76: Chief economic advisor, Ministry of finance, India
Director, Industrial Development Bank of India;
Director, Reserve Bank of India;
Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank;
Alternate governor for India, Board of Governors, IBRD
November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, Ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs);
Member, finance: Atomic Energy Commission;
Member, finance: Space Commission
April 1, 1980 - September 15, 1982:
Member-secretary, Planning Commission of India
1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study
September 16, 1982- January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank
1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors,
International Monetary Fund
1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister
1985: President, Indian Economic Association
January 15, 1985- July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
August 1, 1987- November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, South commission, Geneva
December 10, 1990- March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on economic affairs
March 15, 1991- June 20, 1991: Chairman, University Grant Commission, India
June 21, 1991- May 15, 1996: Finance Minister, Indian Union
October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam
June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance
August 1, 1996- December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce
March 21, 1998, onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
June 5, 1998, onwards: Member, committee on finance
August 13, 1998, onwards: Member, committee on rules
Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges
2001 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group
June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee
Dr Manmohan Singh with Condoleezza Rice
Other Acomplishments of Manmohan Singh
Honors and Awards:
1. Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956
2. Padma Vibhushan, 1987
3. Finance Minister of the Year, 1993, Euro money Award.
4. Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993, Asiamoney Award.
5. Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993, Asiamoney Award1994
1966: Economic Affairs Officer
1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International
1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus1993:
1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna
Prime Minister of India
Dr. Manmohan Singh adorned the post of Prime Minister In India after the defeat of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in general election 2004. UPA led by Indian National Congress won a majority of parliamentary seats in that election. He took charge from the then Indian Premier Atal Behari Vajpayee. Sonia Gandhi, Indian National Congress president decided to give him charge as Prime Minister of India. He has been leading UPA government successfully since then.
However, he always faces allegations to be a weak Prime Minister. Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson, is the real political power behind her. It is said that he can not take any decision in his individual capacity.
UPA won two consecutive general parliamentary elections in India. Dr. Manmohan Singh has been elected again as Prime Minister of India in (UPA 2) in 2009. He has been continuing in his office since then.
(This hub is published on March 23, 2009.)
Anna Hazare Slams Manmohan Singh & Rahul Gandhi for the Betraying Nation
Updates January 2012 and May 2014
Dr. Manmohan Singh facing problems in these days in Indian politics. His economic miracle is not working and inflation in India remains high during past year. The growth rate is also going down. India is not doing well in economic fronts.
However, he has promoted information technology in several ways and IT business in India is growing despite the global slowdown. India is on the way to top internet users.
Dr. Manmohan Singh brought Lokpal bill but failed to provide it constitutional status. Anna Hazare's movement was critical for him. He is fighting to bring Janlokpal bill in place of Lokpal. Anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare has become popular in India.
However, food security bill can be proved a feather in his cap.
Update May 2014
BJP led National Democratic Alliance have defeated the UPA badly in Loksabha election India 2014 marginalizing Indian National Congress to mere 44 seats in 543 seat parliament. Dr. Manmohan Singh has resigned from the post. Narendra Modi has taken charge as new Prime Minister and will lead India for next five years. BJP alone has got an absolute majority in Loksabha, the lower house of Indian parliament.
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Dr. manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India
Dr. Manmohan Singh is continuing in his office as Prime Minister of India in New Delhi, capital of India.