Balwant Singh, principal secretary, Gujarat government,
has taken full-time charge as the managing director of
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers Company (GNFC), Bharuch.
to this appointment Singh was the managing director of
Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals, Baroda and was
also holding the additional charge as the managing director
bright person right from his student days, Singh, an IAS
officer of the 1975 batch, completed his post-graduation
(MSc) from the department of science, Banaras Hindu University,
and also holds an MA degree from the University of Reading,
has also served as the district collector of Bharuch and
Rajkot and was the deputy secretary of the science and
technology department, Government of India, New Delhi.
After serving as the director of the department of environment
and forest, he also gave his valuable services as the
Surat municipal commissioner and as the head of the Urban
Development Authority, Surat.
has served at important positions like the chief election
commissioner of Gujarat and secretary of the state, port
and fisheries department. An avid reader, he is interested
in literature and sports. Singh made Gujarat, and India
on the whole, proud when he was given an important and
distinct responsibility by an international organisation
of guiding the Indonesian election commission during the
1999 elections in Indonesia, which took place after a
gap of 40 years.