Mr Ram Pal Singh ( R. P. Singh) joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Department 20 years ago . He obtained his masters from Delhi School of Economics and then taught for three years. Mr. Singh is also a qualified ISO 14001 Environment Management System Auditor from UK, Mars den International. He has varied experience working in SAI and in the Central Government as a director. He also served in the provincial Govt. of Madhya Pradesh as Commissioner local bodies audit. He has worked as Accountant General of Delhi, J&K, Principal Director of Commercial Audit Food, Member Audit Board and Principal Director of audit Scientific Department including Ministry of Environment and Forest.
Mr Singh was the first national nodal officer for Environment Audit in India. A dedicated environment audit wing was created under his leadership in India during the tenure. A strategic environment audit plan was created and implemented during this period. Audit of international accord on combating desertification was attempted by him. Thereafter audit on biodiversity of wild life and plants was carried out. Mr Singh is at present working as Principal Accountant General, Punjab (Province) and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Mr Singh also has a long experience in international audit of International Maritime Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization. He was the team leader for conducting the audit of FAO and IMO. He has been the leader of the audit team of the overseas mission of Indian Government.
Mr. Singh is a life member of the Institute of Public Auditors of India and Institute of Public Administration of India. He is a visiting faculty at the International Training Centre (ICISA) Noida (India) where international training is provided to participants from all over the world and the National Academy of Audit and Accounts at Shimla and all the Regional Training Institutes of India.
The performance audit of Project Tiger done under his leadership was highly praised all over the country and served as a model for performance audit of Bio Diversity. The Govt. of India took special notice of the performance audit of Project Tiger and constituted a Tiger Conservation Authority and created a Tiger Task Force for better conservation and protection of Tiger Reserves..