Joint Secretary (CT)
Ministry of External Affairs of India
Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi, was appointed to the Indian Foreign Service (the diplomatic service of India) in the year 1999. Since then he has served in several important assignment in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India including as Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism), Joint Secretary (Central Europe), Director (SAARC, BIMSTEC and Border Connectivity), Director (E&SA), Director (LAC), Director (Multilateral Economic Relations), Deputy Secretary (Technical Cooperation) etc. He has also represented India on several international forums during his various assignments in the diplomatic service. He is a regular speaker on diverse subjects at various national and international conferences, seminars and summits.
Mr. Singhvi has been educated and trained at some of the world’s best institutions including the University of Oxford, UK, Indian Institute of Management,Ahmadabad, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, University of Delhi etc.His qualifications include LL.B., CA CS, CWA, MBA, M.St. in diplomatic Studies (Oxford) and B.Com (Hons).
Mr. Singhvi has been bestowed with several laurels and accolades including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)’s “Business Leader in Government Department Award-2016”, prestigious British Chevening Fellowship to pursue Foreign Service Programme (FSP) at the University of Oxford where he secured an ‘Overall distinction', an achievement described as “rare and laudable” by the University in a letter to Government of India. He has recently been conferred “Seth Shri Champalal Saand Uchh Prashashnik Puraskar” by Akhil Bhartiya Sadhu Margi Jain Sangh. This Award shall be given to him on October 12, 2018 in a function in Ratlam. He also secured University Gold Medal in his Graduation and Rajasthan Board Gold Medal for securing first rank among all the students in 12th Board Examination. He has also been honoured twice by the Governor of Rajasthan for his academic excellence. Shri Singhvi was also among the 50 alumni facilitated by the Institute of Company Secretaries (ICSI) in its Golden Jubilee Year Celebration in October 2017.
Shri Singhvi is also associated with several voluntary organisations like JATF, Sankalp etc. and have guided hundreds of students in their preparation for the civil services examination conducted by the UPSC.