IAS Pooja Singhal: Cracked UPSC at the Age of 21, know her complete story here

Publish Date: 13 May, 2022 |

IAS Pooja Singhal Biography: Pooja Singhal is a 2000 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service. She cleared the UPSC exam at the young age of 21.

After selection in UPSC, she got posted in the Jharkhand cadre. Hailing from Dehradun, Pooja Singhal held many important positions in Jharkhand. Her career is more than 22 years and she has been posted in about 19 places. But she was always under controversy. Know her Complete journey from becoming an IAS Officer to her recent arrest in a money laundering case.

IAS Pooja Singhal Controversy

Pooja Singhal IAS and her family's house have been raided by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money-laundering investigation. It is alleged that she has embezzled more than Rs 18 crore in MGNREGA funds in the state’s Khunti district between 2008 and 2011, officials reported on Friday.

Who is IAS Pooja Singhal?

Pooja Singhal is a senior Jharkhand IAS officer serving as Secretary of Industries and Mines. She pursued her graduation from Jharkhand Public Service Commission. She was formerly employed as the Agriculture Secretary in the BJP-led federal cabinet. During the MNREGA scam, she was sent to the Khunti district as the Deputy Collector.

ED recovered Rs 19.31 crore during a search of Pooja Singhal’s residence in Booti Mo, Hanuman Mandir, around 7 a.m. 

On Friday, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at more than 20 locations. ED searched numerous sites, including the houses of Jharkhand Mining and Geology Department Secretary Pooja Singal, as part of a money-laundering inquiry into suspected misappropriation of moreover than Rs 18 crore from MGNREGA funds. 

Pooja Singhal Family, Husband, Children and more

Pooja Singhal's husband is Abhishek Jha is the son of Kameshwar Jha. Abhishek Jha has worked as a government official in Bihar for many years. Pooja Singhal has not disclosed any information regarding her family or relatives. 


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