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Biography

Background
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh is a popular Diabetes specialist of international repute, Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, noted intellectual, author, invited faculty to all the major national and South Asian Diabetes conferences, and a social activist. He was born in the erstwhile Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir into a Hindu Rajput family. Dr. Singh is the eldest child of Rajinder Singh and Shanti Devi. His family hails from the Marmat area in the Doda district. Coming from a far-flung village called Kalota in the hilly district of Doda, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), he rose to the national level. Dr. Jitendra Singh is married to Manju Singh, an educationalist with a background in Economics. She holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.Ed. degree.
Education
  • Dr. Singh completed his schooling at The Scindia School in Gwalior.
  • MBBS: Stanley Medical College, Chennai
  • M.D. Medicine and Fellowship in Diabetes: AIIMS, New Delhi
  • MNAMS: Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Fellowship: Indian College of Physicians (ICP)
  • Ph.D. (Hon.): Central University, Jammu
  • Ph.D. (Hon.): Amity University
Professional Journey of Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Professor of Medicine & Endocrinology: Government Medical College, Jammu
  • Life Patron: Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
  • Chairman: National Scientific Committee Diabetes (RSSDI, 2013)
  • Former National Executive Member: RSSDI
  • Founder Executive Board Member: DIABETES INDIA
  • Founder Joint Secretary: Diabetes in Pregnancy Study India (DIPSI)
  • Author: Formerly on the Panel of Elsevier Publishers
  • Former Member, Advisory Board: Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI)
  • Former Member, Editorial Board: Journal of Indian Medical Association (JIMA)
  • Referee/Reviewer: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries (IJDDC)
  • Inspector: Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Examiner: For M.D., DNB, etc.
Professional Achievements of Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Contributed over five thousand published articles in the press, including the widely read syndicated column Tales of Travesty.
  • Authored five books, three monographs published by Elsevier, and over a dozen chapters in various textbooks of Diabetes and Medicine for MD students.
  • Contributed a chapter and wrote the foreword for the latest edition (2024) of the RSSDI Text Book of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Co-authored guidelines for the management of Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy, accepted and recommended by the WHO.
  • First medical professional to receive the prestigious "Jamna Devi Gian Devi" award for journalism, recognized as a popular freelance journalist with thousands of published articles in national and regional press.
  • Authored five popular books on Diabetes awareness, including Diabetes Made Easy, which was featured in the Best Seller section of the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in 2002.
  • Awarded a Gold Medal for Oration at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry.
  • Received the Outstanding Personality award from former Union Health Minister Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2009.
  • Conducted pioneering work on Stress Diabetes in Kashmiri Migrants, published in the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Published several original articles in leading medical journals and contributed to the Associated Physicians of India (API) Medicine Update Textbook Editions from 2002 to 2013.
  • Invited as faculty to all major national and South Asian Diabetes conferences.
Political Journey
  • Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh has been dedicated to social and public service from his student days. He resigned from his government job as a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology to devote himself fully to the service of society.
  • He brought Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to the national map through his impactful performance as a National TV panelist for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as the Chief Spokesperson for J&K. Dr. Singh played a major role in the 2008 Amarnath Land Row Agitation and was a member of the core committee of Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS).
Elections and Positions
  • Elected to the 16th, 17th, and 18th Lok Sabha from Udhampur Constituency (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) from the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir (now Union Territory) in 2014, 2019, and 2024 respectively.
Ministerial Portfolio
  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy
  • Minister of State in the Department of Space