Who is the First IPS Officer of India?

By Balaji

Updated on: February 17th, 2023

C.V. Narasimhan was the First IPS Officer of India. He was the topper of the first IPS batch in 1948. He won the President’s Revolver Prize at the National Police Academy for being the “best cadet.” In 1948, he topped the first national competitive examination in the IPS category. Additionally, Kiran Bedi served as the first female IPS officer in India and the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry during her tenure.

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Name of the First IPS Officer of India

The first-ever IPS batch of an independent came in 1948 when C.V. Narasimhan topped the examination and received the President’s Revolver Prize at the National Police Academy, becoming one of the first IPS officers in the country.

  • Kiran Bedi was the First Woman IPS officer in India who started her service in 1975.
  • She was the only woman among 80 men at the National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.
  • Kiran Bedi is a retired Indian Police service or IPS officer, politician, and social activist.
  • She received popular awards like the L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Award (2014), Most Admired Woman in the Country(2006), Mother Teresa Memorial National Award for Social Justice (2005), Pride of India (1999), etc.
  • When the British Government established the Union Public Service Commission on October 1st, 1926, it was originally known as the Public Service Commission.
  • The commission’s initial roles were primarily advisory in nature.
  • It was renamed UPSC after India gained independence, and on January 26, 1950, it was given constitutional status in the Constitution of India.

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