International Women’s Day: 4 inspiring Women IPS Officers of India

It’s a great moment when we celebrate the economic, social, political and cultural achievement of women. There are no opportunities, no fields that have been left unattempted by women. In this 20th century, the world gives equal priority to all without any segregation.  The world has witnessed a noteworthy change and attitudinal shift in both society’s and women’s thoughts about women’s freedom and equality. Let us have a look at such women who have successfully established a foothold in the Indian Police Service.

Archana Ramasundaram IPS

Archana Ramasundaram IPS is the epitome of woman power of India. At a very young age, Archana Ramasundaram made an unprecedented profession choice and joined the Indian Police Service. Archana Ramasundaram IPS belong to Tamil Nadu-cadre is the first woman IPS officer to head paramilitary force. She is the first woman IPS officer to head central police force in India. She is also a committed activist determined to end discrimination against women in the country. As a female police officer, she has made possible initiatives to handle violence against women. She has also served as the nation’s first woman Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, taking care of cases identified with monetary offenses between of 1999 and 2006.

Kiran Bedi IPS

Kiran Bedi is the first woman to serve as an IPS officer in India. She became a role model for many future UPSC IAS aspirants. She has been awarded many esteemed awards for her outstanding contribution, including the Magsaysay Award, President’s Gallantry Award, and United Nations Medal. She is considered as one of the most influential women in India.

B Sandhya IPS

B Sandhya joined the Indian Police Service, after passing the Indian Civil Services Examination in 1988. She is the second IPS officer in Kerala who serves as an Additional Director General of the Kerala Police. She has played a vital role in enforcing the community policing project called as “The Janamaithri Suraksha Project”. In 2006, she received President’s Police Medal for her Meritorious service. Apart from serving the nation, she is creatively involved in writing and already has 5 books to her name.

Isha Pant IPS

Isha Pant who hails from Bhopal joined Indian Police service in 2011. She bagged 191st rank in UPSC Civil Services Exam and completed her training from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad. She was awarded the best all-round Indian Police Service (IPS) probationer in 2012.

Sangeeta Kalia IPS

IPS Officer Sangeeta Kalia had dreamt of becoming an officer like Kavita Chaudhary, who assumed the character of an IPS officer in the prominent TV serial UDAAN in the 90s. She bagged IPS in her third attempt. Constant hard work and persistence made Sangeeta Kalia to fulfill her of becoming an IPS officer and turned into a real life hero. She is an inspiration for all UPSC IAS Exam aspirants.


So make a difference, dream and widen your perception.

Make every day Women’s Day. Do your bit to establish that the future for girls is splendid, equivalent, protected and fulfilling.


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