Gurgaon got its first woman police commissioner who will take over her responsibilities from February 15. Kala Ramachandran has set an example by becoming the first woman police commissioner. She replaces the former commissioner KK Rao, who was transferred as Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Today, a video of Ramachandran sitting in her office of the Commissioner of Police surfaced on the internet. It was posted on Twitter by Dr Leena Dhankhar, who wrote, “Gurugram’s first woman police commissioner Kala Ramachandran took charge and called a meeting of all senior police officials to understand the issues related to traffic and crime.”
Ramachandran’s appointment was confirmed recently after Rao was transferred with immediate effect on Sunday night. Before this, Ramachandran was posted as the Principal Secretary to the Government of Haryana, Transport Department. She was also an additional charge of the ADGP State Vigilance Bureau (H).
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The commissionerate system in Gurgaon was introduced back in 2007 and since then, she has now become the first woman to hold this position. Immediately after receiving the post, her first work as the Commissioner would be to improve the lives of citizens and the business activities there.
In an interview with The Indian Express, she said, “Gurgaon being a city with diverse milieu, from rural to corporate to industrial to urban residential, the focus will be on facilitation of ease of doing business and to make life easier for everyone. The focus of the police should be on improving the lives of common citizens.”
Along with this, she also made a point to keep traffic management and road safety as one of the priorities. She also aims to keep a check on “hooliganism, snatchings, eve-teasing and drunken driving, and security of women and minors.” According to her, women safety and the act of stepping out without fear is the sign of a mature society.
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Ramachandran was earlier SP in Rewari, Fatehabad and Panchkula. From 2001, she was on central deputation to the Intelligence Bureau. From 2017 to 2020, she headed the North Eastern Police Academy in Meghalaya. In August 2020, she returned to the cadre. Not all that, she has also served as the ADGP of Crime Against Women (CAW).
(Feature Image Credit: Dr Leena Dhankhar/Twitter)
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