Former Governors of Madhya Pradesh
|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.