New Delhi: Lieutenant General Daljit Singh has been appointed as Honorary Surgeon to the President of India Mrs Droupadi Murmu. Currently, he is serving as the Director General of Medical Services (Army). Lt Gen Daljit Singh is an alumnus of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He was commissioned in the Air Force on December 17, 1983.
Dr Daljit holds an MD degree in Paediatrics from Pune University. He also has DNB (Pediatrics) from the National Board of Exams (NBE) and DM (Neonatology) from PGIMER Chandigarh. Currently, he is the senior-most paediatrician and neonatologist in Armed Forces Medical Services. In September 2021, he was permanently seconded to Army.
During his 38 years of service, he has held numerous professional appointments including Senior Advisor Pediatrics & Neonatology at CHAF Bengaluru, CH (SC) Pune and 7 Air Force Hospital Kanpur, Consultant Pediatrics and Neonatology at CHAF, Bengaluru and Principal Medical Officer at HQ Central Air Command Allahabad.
Lt Gen Daljit Singh was awarded the Chief of the Air Staff Commendation in 2006 and the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation in 2011. He has also been awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020 for his outstanding and meritorious service to the Armed forces.