Profession: Former Civil Servant
Height: 5' 7"
Wife: Yasmeen Singh
|Profession||Former Civil Servant|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper (Semi Bald)|
|Service||Indian Revenue Service|
|Awards & Honours||In 2015, he received National Energy Conservation Award and National Award for e-Governance from the Government of India.|
|Date of Birth||Year, 1969|
|Age (as of 2023)||54 Years|
|College/University||• Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (1986-1990)
• Barkatullah University, Bhopal (1990-1992)
|Educational Qualification(s) Aman Kumar Singh - LinkedIn||• Bachelor of Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT)
• Master of Arts in Sociology from Barkatullah University
|Controversy||Corruption Allegations and Legal Proceedings: Aman Singh and his wife, Yasmeen Singh, were accused of owning assets that were disproportionate to their income in February 2020. As a result, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Chhattisgarh registered an FIR against them. While serving in the Chhattisgarh government, Aman founded the Y. N. Singh Memorial Foundation (Trust), which he allegedly used for money laundering and investing illicit funds. Aman and his brothers, Aseem and Arun Singh, held a third of the foundation's shares. Aman is further accused of accepting large sums of money related to the Naya Raipur Project and a cricket stadium's construction for which he received funds via Dubai in his offshore bank accounts. He is allegedly involved in extortion and has received extortion money from sources like police, corporates, and excise, which was transferred to other Indian states to finance his brothers' businesses. It is claimed that Aman and his family own extensive undeclared land in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra, and overseas. According to sources, Aman made investments in Saudi Arabia’s ‘NEOM’ and Tunisia Economic City projects and acquired apartments in Burj Khalifa, Dubai under the name George Henry. After resigning from his post at the Government of Chhattisgarh, Aman joined RattanIndia Power and began drawing an annual salary of Rs. 6 crores following which his income became a matter of investigation as the company was not generating profits with respect to the salary withdrawn by Aman. He is also accused of ensuring payments to major media groups like India Today Group, Times Now Group, and Republic in return for advertisements. Furthermore, he is suspected of amassing over Rs. 2,500 crores in disproportionate assets, seemingly inconsistent with his legal income sources. Aman Kumar Singh's wife, Yasmeen Singh, is also named in various illegal activities. She allegedly attended dance events across India and abroad under the guise of being on government duty. She is accused of purchasing valuable land in Mandir Hasod, Chhattisgarh, using the pseudonym Bindu Kumari Omanna Amma. Additionally, she is believed to have connections with various terrorist organizations. Aman was part of other various scams and illegal activities. One of his activities includes the transfer of around Rs. 30 crores to Hong Kong, supposedly for mining machinery payments, although the equipment was never imported. Additionally, around Rs. 8 crores was designated for Dubai Feldspar but instead ended up in Yasmeen Singh's account; moreover, over a thousand acres of land from KRIBHCO, a central government-owned company under the Indian Ministry of Cooperation, was leased to the Y. N. Singh Memorial Foundation Trust. The trust also acquired several questionable properties in Bhopal, Mandideep, and Raisen, intensifying concerns about Aman Kumar Singh's legitimacy. As per the FIR registered by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Chhattisgarh, 'Cargill India Private Limited' deposited about Rs. 1,01,83,869 during the period from April 2013 to July 2016 and ‘Courtesan Consulting Private Limited’ deposited Rs. 75,55,058 during the period from October 2018 to November 2019 to the bank account of Aman Kumar Singh. The High Court dismissed the FIR at first, but the Supreme Court overturned this decision in 2023, stating that High Courts should not quash FIRs in corruption cases during the investigation stage, even if there are suspicions that the case was registered by a new government against officers of the previous government. Following this ruling, Aman Singh presented himself to the EOW on 6 March 2023; however, a week later, his request for anticipatory bail was denied by an additional district and sessions judge court in Raipur. The Hindu Verdictum|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Yasmeen Singh (former consultant to the Government of Chhattisgarh)
Note: She served as the Director of the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) in the Department of Public Health Engineering from 14 November 2005 to 31 March 2015 and as the Director of ICE and Capacity Building within the Department of Panchayat & Rural Development from 1 April 2015 to 10 December 2018 for the Government of Chhattisgarh.
|Parents||Father- Yadu Nath Singh (deceased)|
• Arun Singh (designated partner at Vyas Mines And Minerals LLP and Samay Multitrade (India) LLP)
• Aseem Singh (director at Power Infrastructure & Logistic Services Private Limited and Powerauto Dealers Private Limited)
Note: Both of his brothers serve as directors at the Y. N. Singh Memorial Foundation, a company incorporated by Aman Kumar Singh.
|Salary/Income (as Senior Advisor at RattanIndia Power Limited)||Rs. 6 crores Verdictum|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Aman Kumar Singh
- Aman Kumar Singh is a former Indian Revenue Service officer and civil servant who served the Government of Chhattisgarh for over 14 years. He held the position of principal secretary to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, and his tenure in this role is known to be the longest in the history of any chief minister’s secretariat.
- In 1995, Aman Kumar Singh joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and was later posted to Raipur, Chhattisgarh on a deputation; however, he decided to resign from his position in 2014 .
- Aman Kumar Singh was appointed as Joint Secretary to Chief Minister Raman Singh under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in April 2004. He served in this position for five years until March 2009. Kumar was promoted to the position of Secretary in April 2009 under the same ministry of the Department of Energy, where he served until December 2013. From December 2013 to December 2018, he held the position of Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, overseeing both the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Department of Housing and Environment.
- Aman Kumar Singh was India’s 5th most powerful bureaucrat according to the 2013 BoI Power List.
- His guiding principle for success is ‘fail fast, fail often.’
- Aman Singh served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society from April 2004 to March 2009 and of the Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) from April 2009 to March 2013.
- He was appointed as the director of the boards of four Chhattisgarh State Power companies, i.e., Genco, Transco, Discom, and Holding in April 2009, and he remained in this position until April 2016.
- Kumar held the position on the board of governors at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) from April 2009 to December 2013 and at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) from July 2013 to December 2018.
- He held the position of chairman of two key bodies in Raipur namely the Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran (Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Development Authority) and the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board from April 2016 to December 2018.
- In May 2009, Aman Kumar Singh joined RattanIndia Power Limited in New Delhi as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); he served in this position until November 2020. Following this, he was selected as the senior advisor to the board of RattanIndia Power Limited.
- In November 2022, Aman Kumar Singh was appointed as the Corporate Brand Custodian and Corporate Affairs head of the Adani Group. He was later named as one of the directors to the board of NDTV after the Adani Group acquired the news broadcaster; however, on 9 March 2023, he resigned from his position as an additional non-executive independent director. According to a stock exchange filing by the company, his resignation took effect after business hours on 1 April 2023. Mint