O.P. Singh, IPS
Director General

PROFILE  (Current assignment & past experience)
  • Shri O.P.Singh is a senior official with the Indian Police Service since 1983. Currently he is Director General Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), India’s premier Central Armed Police Force providing security and protection to 329 units including 59 airports, 8 private sector installations and vital installations like Department of Atomic Energy, Space, Ports, Steel, Coal, Delhi Metro and sensitive Govt. Buildings in Delhi.
  • Shri O.P.Singh has vast experience and deep insight into the functioning of law enforcement, security, intelligence and crime prevention, managing mega events and criminal investigation. He has also served in various organizations in Government of India such as Special Protection Group (PM’s security), CRPF dealing with issues connected with internal security of the country as well as CISF looking after security of 59 airports of the country and also as Director General of  National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
Professional competency (Major Achievements)
  • As chief of India’s specialized Response Force, he has led major search and rescue operations in various natural disasters that hit the country in 2014-16. In Jammu & Kashmir urban flood, not only did he galvanize his force immediately, but led the humanitarian rescue operations from the front winning encomiums from local population, State Government and national media.
  • NDRF, under his command, conducted excellent urban search and rescue work during Nepal Earthquake which was appreciated by United Nations at global level and by the Government of Nepal. He prided being on the part of the rescue mission during Chennai Urban Flood in 2015 where NDRF, under his close supervision, saved thousands of human lives.
  • During his leadership position with NDRF, he oversaw a budget of approximately $ 148 million and planned and executed 8 major disaster response programmes benefiting more than 30 million people in India and Nepal.
  • As Chief of Response Force, he contributed towards refinement of Disaster Management Plan, development of capacity building of various stakeholders and conduct of SAADMEx 2015 attended by SAARC countries of the region.
  • The Government of India has awarded him with the Indian Police Medal for Gallantry, Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Police Special Duty Medal, Disaster Response Medal and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services.
  • He has received appreciations from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for excellent service–oriented policing in Ardh Kumbh Mela at Allahabad and resolving long-standing disputes between Shia & Sunnies at Lucknow.
  • He was given Distinguished Leadership Award for Disaster Resilience by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice on International Human Rights Day in 2015.
  • Masters Degree in Political Science
  • MBA in Disaster Management
  • MPhil degree from Madras University
Selected Publication
  • 2011 “Safal Aarkshi Kaise Bane
  • 2016 “Nepal Bhukamp : Zindgi ki Talash
Selected (Recent) Presentations
  • Emerging Challenges from Disasters & Indian Response Mechanism (Before Hon’ble Prime Minister)
  • Disaster Response : Mechanism and Resources in India (Consular Conference on Crisis Management at Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi)
  • Capability of NDRF
  • India’s Response to Disasters: Unfolding Capacity
  • NDRF Response in Nepal Earthquake
  • NDRF in Nepal
  • Responding to the Challenges of Disaster Risks
  • SAADMEx-2015 : Beginning of a new journey in South Asia
 Selected Media Interview
  August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on North East Earthquake  
  August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (Zee News)  
  August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (AAJ Tak)  

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (DD News)

  August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (DD News)  
  July 2016 : Report on Uttrakhand Cloudburst (English)  
  July 2016 : Report on Uttrakhand Cloudburst  

April 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Times Now on Kolkata incident

  April 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on NDTV on Kolkata Incident  


  May 2015 : DG NDRF during Nepal Operation on Times Now  


  May 2015 : DG NDRF during Nepal Operation on DD News  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on RSTV  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on NewsX  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on Focus News  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF Media Briefing  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF on Situation In J&K  
  March 2015 : DG NDRF on NEWS EXPRESS with MoS Jitender Singh  
  October 2014 :SeedhaSamvad: A Talk with NDRF DG on DD News