Jaipur, Dec 30: Nina Singh, a 1989 IPS officer batch in the Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as the first woman chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Currently serving as the Special DG of CISF, Singh is slated to hold the position of Director General, the highest rank within the force, until her retirement on July 31, 2024, according to official sources.
Nina Singh has been with the CISF since 2021. She will head the 1.76 lakh-strong central armed police force. This force is responsible for safeguarding civil airports, the Delhi Metro, and critical installations in the aerospace and nuclear sectors.
Nina Singh, recognized for her bold and astute leadership, boasts several notable achievements. She is the first woman IPS officer from the Rajasthan cadre to achieve the rank of DG. Additionally, she holds the distinction of being the first female IPS officer from Rajasthan to receive the esteemed President’s Police Medal while serving on central deputation as the Joint Director in the CBI force.
A native of Bihar and the daughter of Ganesh Lal Das, Nina Singh previously served as ADM in the Bihar government. A graduate of Patna Women’s College, she pursued post-graduation at JNU and further studies at Harvard University.
Following her success in the UPSC exam, Nina was allotted the IPS cadre in Manipur. Her marriage to Rohit Kumar Singh, an IAS officer from the same batch who currently serves as the Secretary of Consumer Affairs, led to her transfer to the Rajasthan cadre.
Known for her intelligence, Nina Singh played a pivotal role during her six-year central deputation in the CBI, handling high-profile cases such as the Sheena Bora murder, PNB scam, the Nirav Modi case, the Zia Khan suicide, and the Chhota Rajan case.
Beyond her reputation for dealing firmly with criminals, Nina is recognized for her sensitivity towards women's issues.
Reports indicate that during her tenure as a member secretary at the State Women’s Commission in Rajasthan, she implemented various measures for the security of women.