Who was the First Woman Director General of Police of India?

The first woman director general of police of India was Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya.

About Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

Kanchan Chaudhry Bhattacharya became a first Indian woman DGP of Uttaranchal as well as 2nd woman who join the I.P.S. in the year 1973. She was born in the Himachal Pradesh, India to the Madan Mohan Chaudhary and lived in Amritsar, Delhi. She completed her post degree in the English Literature in 1993 from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. She got her business degree from the University of Woollongong, Sydney.

How Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya became theFirst Woman Director General of Police of India

After completing her higher degrees, she joined the IPS batch of 1973 as a second most senior woman. She did very hard work to do her all the responsibilities and became a successful icon for the entire Indian woman. A hard working lady from a middle-class family became a first woman DGP of India a day. There was a great reason behind joining the police. Her father was a very hard working agriculturist and beaten up by some people in the matter of land. At that time, police rejected to register the case against those people. Then, she decided to join the police service in India to change the bad things and make difference.

Achievements of Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya as a First Woman Director General of Police of India

She has been the recipient of several prestigious awards of India including the President’s Medal in 1989 and 1997, Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2004 and etc. Because of her honesty and truthfulness towards the job, she has been appointed to become a DGP of the state. Currently, she is serving as a Director General of Police, Uttaranchal as well as the Chairperson of All India Women Police.

What is Director General of Police

A Director General of Police in India, also considered as the Additional Director General of Police, become a highest rank (three-star) IPS officer of the States and Union Territories of India. He/ She become the head of the police force in any state of the India.