Who is the First Woman IPS Officer in India?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 13th, 2022

The first woman IPS officer in India is Kiran Bedi. She qualified for the UPSC exam in 1972. She remained in service for 35 years and took voluntary retirement in 2007 as Director-General Bureau of Police Research and Development. Later, in January 2015, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

About the First Woman IPS Officer in India?

Kiran Bedi, the first IPS officer in India started her career as ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. She has won the President’s Gold Medal in 1979 and Ramon Magsaysay Award for her tremendous work with a modern approach. She has worked as-

  • Traffic police officer- Kiran Bedi was in charge of the traffic arrangements for the Asian Games in Delhi, in 1982. Along with this, she has inspected the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Goa.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police- She launched the Drug Abuse campaign.
    Inspector General in Delhi Jail- She received worldwide acclamation for the changes she imposed on several reforms in Tihar Jail.
  • Head of the UN Police and Policy Advisor- She became the first woman who was appointed as the head of the UN Police and Policy Advisor at UN.

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