IPS Aruna Bahuguna – First Woman Director of National Police Academy

IPS Aruna Bahuguna, a 1979-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, took over as National Police Academy (NPA) director. She created history by becoming the first lady IPS officer.

NPA is also known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA). The high-level board of the NPA consists of senior civil servants, police officers and educationists as its members and is headed by the Union Home Secretary.

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IPS Aruna Bahuguna has reached the top level of the police department by having strong courage and strong determination. She has worked in various positions with Andhra Pradesh police. She also holds the distinction of being the first woman SDG in the Central Reserve Police Force.

IPS Aruna Bahuguna studied in St George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad. She had the quality of being a leader right from her young age. She was appointed school captain and spent most of her evenings at the Fateh Maidan. She loves playing golf and enjoys music too. She is a qualified pianist too. Aruna is a well-known police officer. Her aim is solving the problem and making changes to make an improvement. She is a very honest, respectful and hardworking officer.

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Her positions and her work:

  • Aruna had worked in the Intelligence Bureau for five years.
  • She also worked as joint commissioner of police in Hyderabad
  • She also served as a special director-general in CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).

Medals won by Aruna:

  • Aruna was honored with Indian Police Medal for excellent Service
  • She was also honored with the President’s Police Medal for her successful Service.

When she cleared her attempt for the IPS, Aruna was the only woman from the AP cadre. She faced many hurdles to get this success.

Aruna’s parents have been her pillar of strength who believed in equal rights with no gender partiality. With their support, Aruna followed higher education and eventually obtained a master’s degree.

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IPS Aruna Bahuguna said that “We hold ourselves back. If women do not have the dedication to climbing the ranks of law enforcement, they will rarely succeed at making the climb. Women need to forge their own path, for they truly are responsible for their own careers and lives.”

She expressed that “It all comes down to helping people and stopping other people from becoming victims. The best part of police work is just seeing the difference you can make in someone’s life. You see people at their absolute worst at times. To be able to help that person a little bit, make their experience less troublesome than it could be, is very satisfying,”

In today’s world don’t you think so she set the best example for young girls who too wish to do something for their country All the Women achievers represent the positive side of our country which is becoming fewer? Women should not feel low and always keep such examples in mind for self-confidence and to fight against evil. They should not underestimate their power. Women should be proud of themselves. If no one is encouraging you then encourage yourself to achieve greater heights in life.

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