Merin Joseph The Most Beautiful IPS Officer
Merin Joseph one of the gorgeous IPS officer gained popularity before taking any district under her charge. Her photos became viral on social media like Facebook as beautiful Police officer.Keeping aside all this publicity Merin completed her training in Ernakulam Rural District, Chengammanad station.
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However, all those publicity seems to be working in her favour. Whenever she used to address people , she would find an interested audience, this gave her very good opportunity to spread her message and agenda across effectively.
Merin doesn’t seem to be a prototypic type of an IPS officer, rather she was tiny with no harsh rule. Merin is married to Dr. Chris Abraham, and resides happily with her husband in her Government Guest House, Kochi. Merin’s love for English Language can be easily seen from her Facebook page. Talking about this Merin says that reading books is the only hobby that she can pursue with her easily.
Talking about her job Merin says that she always wanted a dynamic job; dressed in uniform and hair tied back and an respectable designation. Merin says that becoming IPS officer was her second dream first was IAS. Talking about her exam she said that clearing the exam in just one attempt was not that though for her as she had streamlined her preparations.Becoming IAS or IPS officer was her very old childhood dream so she was focused about that.She did her BA and MA in History From St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.Her parents have been settled in Delhi for over 35 years. So she was entirely brought up in Delhi. Both her parents were from working class. Her father was from Ranni and was the Principal Advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture and her mother belonged from Kottayam and was an economics teacher.
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Merin says that she was very happy to get posted in Kerala as hardly an officer get the chance of working in there home town. Merin was very comfortable working in Kerala.After R. Srelekha and B. Sandhya Merin was third women Malayali IPS officer from Kerala cell. She says that IPS training does harden one’s soul. The training makes you realize that you are made of tougher material.A very distinctive day starts at about 4:45 a.m and it involves running 4-5 km. This was followed by Horse riding, weapons training, swimming, driving, 40 km route marches, jungle attachments (living in jungle with minimum supplies) and such are part of the training.Those candidate who are not athletically inclined for them its very tough task in the beginning. As your body is not used to rigorous activity you might get minor injuries too says Merin , when asked about the training period.
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Although today women have touched every strata of society but Merin says that this profession is still very male dominated . She is 99% surrounded by men all the time.She found that she had to be more simple and cool minded. She admitted that her sub-ordinates officer accepted her very well. But still the real challenge is in the domain of hardcore policing.
Inorder to be a good police officer one has to be on call 24/7, being there for people all the time. This same was the agenda of Merin. Although she was living in Delhi from childhood , she had a working knowledge of Malayalam (not so perfect) but had a good acquaintance with the language.
Merin was selected from the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy to lead the Indian delegation for the Y20 summit. Y20 is an official youth engagement programme of the G20 Countries which believe in the power of youth.Talking about the youth of today Merin said that today’s youth are technology professing as we grew up in the age of the internet. Ans we need more young people in the services as the youth can bring in a breath of fresh air to the way Government departments function. It is the youth that can really change the system and rectify it in proper manner.
The Eranakulam Rural SP Yathish Chandra, to whom Merin reports, had already created a buzz on social media himself with his so called ” singham style’. As tho days youth are more active on social media it is more convenient to connect to them through the same.It is good thing as by this even police officers will be able to inspire the public.Taking about her charm she said it is not bad in looking good and being an icon till the time you are doing your job excellently.
Encouraging the women Merin said that more women should come into police.Even the job looks like physically demanding and tough but is rewarding too.She says that she always try to encourage young girls to join this profession and serve for the nation.At her very young age Merin is truly an inspiration for other women in society.
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The Assistant Superintendent of Police under training in Ernakulam Rural District, Chengammanad Station, says all the publicity, however, seems to be working in her favour. “Wherever I go to address people, I see that I have an interested audience. I feel I can get a message across effectively,” she says. The youngest IPS officer in the Kerala cadre (Merin is 25) will complete her training in September, after which she will be given independent sub-divisional charge.
At the lobby of the Government Guest House in Kochi, where she is sitting with her husband Dr. Chris Abraham, Merin doesn’t seem like the archetypal IPS officer; she is petite with rather soft hands. Her FB page reveals her love for the English language, so does a plastic bag full of books she has just bought. “I enjoy reading. It is one of the only hobbies that I can easily pursue,” she says.
Dressed in uniform, her hair tied back, Merin says she always wanted a dynamic job. IAS was a dream and IPS was second preference. Clearing the exam in the first chance in 2012 was not a big deal as she had streamlined her preparations. “It was a childhood dream and I had a focussed approach.” Merin completed her BA and MA in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, where her parents have been settled for over 35 years. Her father, who is from Ranni, is the Principal Advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture and her mother, from Kottayam, is an Economics teacher.
Coming back to the home cadre is a rare fortune few officers have, she says. “Compared to certain other places, Kerala is a relatively comfortable place to work in,” she says.
The third woman Malayali IPS officer in the Kerala cadre, after R. Sreelekha and B. Sandhya, Merin says IPS training does harden one’s soul. “You realise you are made of tougher material.” A typical day starts at about 4.45 a.m. and it involves running 4 to 5 km. Horse riding, weapons training, swimming, diving, 40-km route marches, jungle attachments, which means living in the jungle with bare minimum supplies and such are part of the deal. Initially, especially for those who are not athletically inclined, the rigours could be taxing. “Your body will resist and minor injuries are a given. But it lets you get over your fears.”
The profession is still very male-dominated, she says. “I am surrounded 99 per cent of the time by men. I have found that I may have to be slightly more assertive. That said, I have to admit my subordinates have accepted me well.” But the real challenge is in the domain of hardcore policing. “Being a good police officer, to be on call 24 hours, being there for people, is what I want to achieve.” Though she has not lived in Kerala, Merin has a working knowledge of Malayalam. She admits she isn’t proficient enough to give an entire speech in Malayalam yet.
Merin, who was selected from the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy to lead the Indian delegation for the Y20 summit, an official youth engagement programme of the G20 countries, believes in the power of the youth. “We are tech savvy, we grew up in the age of the internet. And we need more young people in the services as the youth can bring in a breath of fresh air to the way Government departments function. We can change the system.”
The Ernakulam Rural SP Yathish Chandra, to whom Merin reports, had created a buzz on social media himself with his “Singham” style. “I guess it is because the level of exposure is much more for the younger officers. They are active on social media and perhaps, the youth feel they connect to them better. It is a good thing as we should be able to inspire the confidence of the public. I believe there is nothing wrong in looking good and being an icon as long as you are doing your job.”
Merin feels more women should come into the police. “The services have a lot to benefit from women coming in. Even as the job is seen as physically demanding and brutal, it is rewarding. I make sure I encourage young girls to consider joining the profession,” she says.
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The post has garnered a lot of support and comments by people who share a similar view. “Really shameful…but this is what Indian media is all about…they forget that whoever has reached that position has done so on their individual merit and if IAS IPS were interested in exposing themselves they would have selected modelling and not this reputed profession..woman’s beauty is her intellect notface value,” reads a comment.
This is not the first time Joseph’s name has come up with respect to gender issues. In 2015, a picture of her’s showing a junior officer holding an umbrella for her went viral, for which she was criticised on social media. Then again, she became a topic of social media controversy when she asked the Ernakulam MLA to take a photograph of herself with actor Nivin Pauly, which she later posted on Facebook. Joseph’s supporters say that both incidents were blown out of proportion just because she is a woman.
Whether the speculation holds any merit or not is difficult to say, but the IPS officer’s critique on media seems to have definitely touched a chord with people.