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M.P. Governors : S Grewal

Former Governors of Madhya Pradesh

Smt S. Grewal
Smt. S. Grewal
Tenure : 31.03.1989 to 05.02.1990

Smt. Sarla Grewal

Blossomed - 04 Oct 1927
Wilted On - 29 Jan 2002 (Chandigarh)
PG in Psychology (Gold Medallist), Punjab University
Joined IAS in 1952

  • Only the 2nd female IAS officer in India.
  • Dy. Commissioner, Simla in 1956, 1st female to be appointed to such a post nationwide.
  • Awarded British Council Scholarship at LSE on social services in developing countries, with special emphasis on health, education and society welfare schemes.
  • She became the first woman education director in 1962 nationwide
  • Health Secretary in Punjab in 1963. Punjab got 4 awards for national family welfare program during her tenure as Health Secretary
  • Development Commissioner from 1971-74
  • Punjab had bumper foodgrain production in her tenure
  • Additional Secretary and Commissioner in the Ministry of Family Welfare from 11 Nov 1976
  • A new dimension and pace for family welfare schemes was offered in her tenure
  • Used innovative means to influence people on the concept of small family
  • Appointed PM's secretary on 25 sept 1985.
  • Chairman of Tribune Trust at the time of death
  • Believed in minimum wastage of resources, however small.

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