W. Pranit Singh

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W. Pranit Singh
व. प्रणीत सिंह
Portrait of W. Pranit Singh
Chief Minister of Purvanchal
Assumed office
1 January 2024
MonarchVaruna Sriraya
RegentPrincess Mother Krishna
GovernorRajdeep Deka
Preceded byShivangi Roy
Governor of Madhya Prant
In office
12 August 2023 – 5 November 2023
MonarchVaruna Sriraya
RajpramukhArnab Sil
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byAnkurjyoti Thakuria
Succeeded byReshmi Hazarika
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and the Prime Minister's Office
In office
14 June 2023 – 12 August 2023
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byFarhaz Hazarika
(Environment and Natural Resources)
Suryadeva Kapei
(Prime Minister's Office)
Succeeded byMinistries abolished
Minister of Federal Affairs and Administration
In office
12 November 2022 – 14 June 2023
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byPrince Abhiraj
Succeeded bySuryadeva Kapei, MoS (I/C)
Minister of Social Welfare
In office
12 November 2022 – 18 March 2023
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byKevin Doan, MoS (I/C)
Succeeded byFarhaz Hazarika
Grand Chamberlain of the Royal Household
In office
3 July 2021 – 12 August 2023
MonarchVaruna Sriraya
Succeeded byPrincess Bishakha
Other ministerial offices
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Sports and Youth Affairs
In office
22 November 2021 – 9 February 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byMatthew Griffin
Succeeded byRey Jr. Mancio
In office
12 May 2022 – 11 November 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Succeeded byManggala Alif Prasetia
Minister of State of Home Affairs
In office
22 November 2021 – 17 March 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Cabinet MinisterPrincess Anoushkaa
Preceded byAbayat Ibtiyaz
In office
12 May 2022 – 11 November 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Cabinet MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Princess Sarala
Succeeded bySuryadeva Kapei
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office
In office
22 November 2021 – 17 March 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
In office
31 July 2022 – 11 November 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Nature, Health, Hygiene and Swachhta Mission
In office
9 February 2022 – 17 March 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byArturo Lara
Minister of State of Royal Household Affairs
In office
12 May 2022 – 11 June 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Parliamentary offices
Member of the Lok Sabha
for Basistha Rural
In office
22 November 2021 – 3 October 2022
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byManggala Alif Prasetia
Member of the Lok Sabha
for Basant Bahar
Assumed office
10 November 2022
Prime MinisterFarhaz Hazarika
Preceded byPrince Abhiraj
Personal details
Bornc. 2001 (age 23)
 India
Citizenship
NationalityIndia
Political partyNational People's Congress
OccupationPolitician, NCC cadet
ReligionHindu
EthnicityManipuri
Military service
Allegiance India
Branch/service National Cadet Corps
Years of service2020 – 2023
RankSergeant (Army Wing)
AwardsSee list

His Excellency Tan Sri Dato Sri Utama Wahengbam Pranit Singh or W. Pranit Singh, SUVB, SUMP, DPBM, SPMV, DUBB, DUU, DPMM, PVDS, RSP, PRS, CSP, MP is a Vishwamitran politician who is currently serving as the Governor of Madhya Prant since 12 August 2023. He is going to be served as the Chief Minister of Purvanchal from 1 January 2024. Prior to becoming governor, he was a member of the union council of ministers serving as the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office from 14 June till 12 August 2023. Prior to that, he was the Minister of Federal Affairs and Administration and the Minister of Social Welfare. He is also a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas.

Prior to becoming a cabinet minister in November 2022, he served as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports between November 2021 and March 2022 and again from March 2022 until November 2022. He has also held the position of the Grand Chamberlain of the Royal Household from July 2021 till August 2023. He also briefly served as the Ambassador to the Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta between May and July 2021.

He is a classmate and friend of Varuna Sriraya|Varuna Sriraya and prime minister Farhaz Hazarika.

Birth and personal life

W. Pranit Singh was born in 2001 as the only child of his parents. He is a friend of Rashtradhyaksh Varuna Sriraya and prime minister Farhaz Hazarika.

Career

Diplomatic and household career

Pranit Singh was introduced to micronationalism on the pursuit of his friend and then home minister Farhaz Hazarika in April 2021. His first assignment was as the non-resident Ambassador to the Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta, a position to which he was appointed in May 2021. He continued to serve as the ambassador until July 2021.

Upon relinquishing the duties as the ambassador following the fall of The Damariscotta, he was appointed as the Grand Chamberlain of the Royal Household in July 2021 and has since then been serving in office.

Political career

Singh joined politics with the National People's Congress prior to the November 2021 general election. He was nominated as the party's candidate for the Basistha Rural constituency of the Lok Sabha from which he was elected unopposed to the 14th Lok Sabha.

Following his election to the Lok Sabha and owing to his close relationship with Prime Minister Farhaz Hazarika, he was appointed to the union council of ministers as a Minister of State with independent charge. He was appointed as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs with the additional charge as Minister of State for Home Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office on 22 November 2021. In a cabinet reshuffle on 9 February 2022, he was appointed as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Nature, Health, Hygiene and Swachhta Mission. Following the assumption of executive government powers by the Rashtradhyaksh on 17 March 2022, he ceased to be a member of the union council of ministers.

Upon the restoration of political power upon the council of ministers in May 2022, he was re-appointed to the union council of ministers on 12 May 2022. He was re-appointed as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs and the Minister of State for Home Affairs. He served in the positions till November 2022. He re-contested an election to the Lok Sabha during the 2022 general election as a candidate for the National People's Congress. He was nominated by the party to contest from two seats, the Basistha Central seat and the Basant Bahar seat. He was unopposed elected from the Basant Bahar seat and withdrew his nomination from Basistha Central.

Upon being re-elected to the Lok Sabha, he was promoted as a cabinet minister in the council of ministers. He was appointed as the Minister of Federal Affairs and Administration and Social Welfare on 12 November 2022. In a reshuffle of the union cabinet on 18 March 2023, he was shifted out of the Ministry of Social Welfare but continued to serve as the Minister of Federal Affairs and Administration. However, he was replaced as the minister in the ministry in yet another cabinet reshuffle which took place on 14 June 2023. Following the reshuffle, he was appointed as the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and served till 12 August 2023 when he ceased to be a minister of the union.

Upon ceasing to be a minister, he was appointed as the Governor of Madhya Prant on 12 August 2023 to succeed Ankurjyoti Thakuria who was transferred and appointed as the Governor of Basistha.

Awards and recognition

Titles

  • Baron Singh (15 April 2022 – 6 August 2023, peerage abolished)

Honours

Honours of Vishwamitra

Former honours

Order of wear

Ribbon bars and badges of the orders and decorations that are worn by Tan Sri Dato Sri Utama W. Pranit Singh are noted in accordance with customary Vishwamitran conventions applicable to the occasion, the location and to the form of dress worn. The ribbon bars are worn according to the protocol and the precedence of the wear as issued by the Chancellery of the orders.

Ribbon bars worn by W. Pranit Singh