Ashok Kumar IPS Officer – In this session 1989 batch IPS officer, Ashok Kumar shares his journey of 28 years as an IPS officer. Born and brought up in a small village, Kurana, of district Panipat in Haryana. He received his primary education from the village Government school and went on to do B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Delhi.
He joined the IPS in 1989 & served in various challenging assignments in the state of UP & Uttarakhand. He was instrumental in eliminating Terrorism from Tarai Region of Kumaun.
Presently he is posted as ADG of Police Administration. He held the portfolio of IG Garhwal & IG Kumaun where he worked towards humane & victim oriented policing. He also worked as chief of Intelligence & Security Uttarakhand & Director Vigilance Uttarakhand where he started a major drive against corruption. He has also served with CRPF & BSF as IG on deputation basis where he faced Naxal challenge & managed Indo-Pakistan border on crucial Punjab frontier.
He received the UN Medal for serving in a strife from Kosovo in 2001. He was awarded the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious services in Service on the occasion of Republic Day 2013. He has been awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to National Development” by IIT Delhi Alumni. He has been a Senate member of IIT Delhi for 3 years.
He is the author of the famous book ‘Human in Khaki’ (खाकी में इंसान) – The Book has been translated into Bengali, Gujarati & Marathi also. The Book has been awarded ‘Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant’ Award by Bureau of Police research & Development, MHA.
He has also authored three other books titled “Challenges to Internal Security of India”, ” Cracking Civil Services The Open Secret” and “Ethics For Civil Services.”
His other interests include Badminton, Tennis, Riding and organising sports events. He is also the President of Uttarakhand State Badminton Association.
The IPS was formed in the year 1948. The cadre controlling authority for the IPS is the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Indian Police Service examination is a part of the Civil Services Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission each year. An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer carries out his/her responsibilities by safeguarding public. The IPS gives more importance to law and order, which, at the district level, is a collective responsibility of IPS and IAS officers; detecting and preventing crime; and traffic control and accident prevention and management.
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