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Updated: December 27, 2013 14:46 IST

National Police Academy set to have first woman boss

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Aruna Bahaguna.
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Aruna Bahaguna.

National Police Academy, the Hyderabad-based alma mater for IPS officers in the country, could soon get a woman chief for the first time in its history.

Aruna Bahuguna, a 1979-batch IPS officer, is tipped to be appointed as the new director of the 65-year-old institution, also known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), which is tasked with the training of police leaders.

Ms. Bahuguna (56), who belongs to the Andhra Pradesh cadre, is at present posted as the Special Director General in the country’s largest paramilitary force, CRPF, at its headquarters in the national capital.

The orders for Ms. Bahuguna’s appointment as the new director of the academy would be issued soon, sources said.

The officer, who has served in various positions with Andhra Pradesh police, also holds the distinction of being the first woman SDG in CRPF. She is the second-in-command of the 3 lakh strong force, after the DG.

The post of NPA Director fell vacant after incumbent Subhas Goswami was last month appointed as the DG of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Reputed police officers such as Sankar Sen, Trinath Mishra and K. Vijay Kumar have earlier headed the NPA. Once appointed, Bahuguna would be the 28th boss of the academy.

The high-level board of the NPA comprises senior civil servants, police officers and eminent educationists as its members and is headed by the Union Home Secretary.

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I wish i could personally congratulate her on her great achievement.
Salute you Ms.Aruna Bahuguna Madam garu. your are the hero in AP
counter and India

from:  Sreehari.M
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 18:55 IST

I wish i could personally congratulate her on her great achievement.
This shows the courage a lady can also be manage and controls the law
and order.I hope the crimes, riots, political discrimination against
minorities Shall be handle with full interest and not to prejudiced.
With this achievement Mrs. Aruna can use her vital position toward's
the betterment of all citizens irrespective of caste, religion, sex
and creed. And i hope the guilty should bring to their justice,
irrespective of political influence.
I appreciate and hope she will perform her duty for the betterment of
poor and needy people, such that there will be many more lady officers
like her being come up and take up this courageous profession.

Lastly, i wish her all the very best for her achievement.
Last but not the least - Shall execute her duties fairly for the
citizens such that the people start loving and do not fear to enter in
any police station for their rights.

from:  Shoukat Ali Mahmood
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 14:37 IST

Salute you Ms.Aruna Bahuguna , wish you all the best .

from:  Harvindra Kaur
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 21:30 IST

Congratulations Aruna Bahuguna on creating history already. We are so
proud of you. Good luck on your new assignment.

from:  S Baskar
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 20:06 IST

Congrats..Best wishes

from:  Pradheep
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 19:37 IST

best of best to ms. bahuguna and i am sure she will do the best and
ensure that the entrant IPS cadre will be sensitized with good
communication skills and all of them under her tutorship become as great
as she has!!!An old bureaucrat who had the opportunity of meeting and
interacting in that great institution in good old days.

from:  n.ramaswami
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 19:17 IST

Great achievement IPS officer Ms Aruna Bahuguna. Excellent your job, best wishes.

from:  Venkat
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 16:50 IST
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