Padma Shree Prakash Singh: The Key Architect of Police Reforms
- Pallavi Priya
- Published on 13 Mar 2022, 9:44 am IST
- 2 minutes read
- Padma Shree Prakash Singh has the distinction of serving as DGP of two states - UP and Assam.
- He was also DGP of BSF and was a member of National Security Advisory Board.
- He never compromised on his principles and never gave way to pressure from politicians.
- Padma Shree Mr. Prakash Singh
Padma Shree Mr. Prakash Singh who is a 1959-batch officer needs no introduction. Known for being the key architect of police reforms in the country, Mr. Singh was also an officer of ethics and principle.
In his entire career, he locked horns with several governments and politicians, but never lost his ground. This is the reason why he is hailed by all who came across him at some point of time, be it Chief Ministers or Union Ministers.
Mr. Singh started his career as the Assistant Superintendent of Police in Kanpur and served as DGP of BSF. He is one of the few officers who served as DGP of two states – UP and Assam.
He has also headed the inquiry of major cases, including the assassination attempt of former CM of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu and Haryana Jat Reservation Agitation in 2016. He has been the member of National Security Advisory Board and has written around 10 books, including Kohima to Kashmir.
In a video interview with Indian Masterminds, he talks about his long fight for police reforms and, also, shared his experiences in the service and his vision for police in the country.
Watch the video here:
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