Dr. G.N. Singh is the Secretary-cum-Scientific Director of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission has been discharging the functions and duties of Chief Scientific and Executive Officer. He is holding additional charge of the Drugs Controller General of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India since 21st February, 2012.
Dr. Singh has been selected by World Health Organization’s Director General as a Member of the Expert Advisory Panel on International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations for a period of 4 years starting June 2014.
In spite of all odds, through his foresightedness and visionary approach the Central Indian Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (CIPL) was upgraded to Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (An Autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), Govt. of India. This effort was nationally and internationally acknowledged. By pooling up knowledge and contributions from eminent experts (national and international) the Commission achieved its mandate in record time and is now credited as an institution of Excellence in the area of Standard Setting of Drugs at Global Level.
Dr. Singh did his Graduation, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He did his MBA from the University of Hull, UK.
He was recommended by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for the post of Director, Central Indian Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (CIPL) and discharged the functions and responsibilities of Director, CIPL, from October, 2002 to December, 2008. Dr. Singh executed testing of statutory and non-legal samples of Drugs at CIPL, Certification and Validation of IP Reference Substances and conducted interactive sessions with stakeholders
He has a long research and administrative experience of 24 years in the field of drugs and pharmaceuticals. He has authored and published about 110 Research Papers in leading journals and periodicals. He has been Guide for Master’s and Doctorate student’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences.