Puducherry, one of the union territories of India, got its first woman Director-General of Police on Monday (July 9).

First woman to helm post

S. Sundari Nanda has taken over as the Union Territory’s first woman Director-General of Police, reported The Hindu.

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The woman officer has replaced DGP Sunil Kumar Gautam. DGP Gautam has been transferred to New Delhi.

Who is she?

S. Sundari  Nanda of the 1988 batch has been an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.

Prior to this, Nanda has also served as the Special Commissioner of Police at the Headquarters in the Delhi police.

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She was presented with the guard of honour at the Police Headquarters to mark the start of her term in the office. DGP Nanda took charge on Monday.

She was warmly greeted by the outgoing DGP, S.K Gautam, when she arrived at the office on Monday.

Her priority areas

Nanda interacted with the media  for a short while. She said that her top priority will be to maintain law and order so that peace and development can be ensured in the union territory.

In a report by The Hindu, she also said, “I will continue to take forward all the good schemes that have been implemented by Mr. Gautam and former DGPs here.”

The country’s first woman IPS officer, Kiran Bedi, is the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory.

Picture Credit: The Hindu

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Kriti Dwivedi is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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