Valsa Nair Singh Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Maharashtra

An IAS officer of the 1991 batch, Ms. Valsa Nair Singh began her service as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Ghaziabad. She was transferred to the Maharashtra cadre in 1998, where she implemented Government policies at a cutting edge level in some of the most under developed areas of the State.

She has served as District Collector of Mumbai city, Divisional Commissioner for the Konkan Division, and has handled the Department of Environment in the Government of Maharashtra from 2008. Several new and innovative policies were introduced during this time, including Green Ideas, the Environment Service Scheme in schools, the certificate course for STP operators, GREEN GANESHA, Noiseless Diwali and natural Holi programmes.