As an Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Abhishek Singh would frequently make headlines. Whether through his work in Netflix’s acclaimed series ‘Delhi Crime’, his appearance in the short film, ‘Chaar Pandrah’, or grooving to B Praak’s song Dil Tod Ke, his presence even off duty was hard to ignore.
He was in the spotlight for being removed from Gujarat election duty for posting about his new assignment on social media in November last year.
Accepting the decision with humility, Singh clarified, “Though I believe there’s nothing wrong in this post. A public servant, in a car bought by the public’s money, reporting for public duty, with public officials, communicating it to the public. It is neither publicity nor a stunt.”
Suspended from service in February 2023, he has now resigned from the IAS.
Just a few days ago, he planned a grand event for Ganeshotsav in Jaunpur that involved celebrities from Mumbai’s glamour world.
As a news website said, the event is seen as a run-up to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
His IAS career was rather chequered. Singh was given a deputation in Delhi Government for three years in 2015. Three years later, it was extended for two years.
As the news portal reported, he went on medical leave in between. Subsequently, the Delhi government sent him to his parent cadre in Uttar Pradesh in 2020.
Curiously, he didn’t join the duty in UP for a long time. Even when the appointment department sought a response, he was silent before finally returning to duty in June last year.