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Aruna Bahuguna first woman to be appointed chief of National Police Academy

Jan 21, 2014 16:28 IST

The Union Government appointed IPS Aruna Bahuguna as chief of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderbad. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) issued the orders for the appointment on 20 January 2014.

Aruna Bahuguna is the first woman to be appointed as the chief of the National Police Academy. She is the 28th chief of the academy and will be at its helm till February 2017.

image She will replace the incumbent IPS Subhas Goswami who was appointed as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in November 2013.

About Aruna Bahuguna

Aruna Bahuguna is a 1979 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre and has served in various positions in Andhra Pradesh Police.

Currently, Aruna Bahuguna is the Special Director-General of Country’s largest paramilitary force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). She was the first woman to be posted as the Special Director General of CRPF.

About National Police Academy

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy was established on 15 September 1948 in Mount Abu, Rajasthan as Central Police Training College.
  • It was shifted to Hyderabad in November 1975.
  • In recognition of the outstanding achievements of the academy and its service to the nation, the academy received the President's Colours on its 40th anniversary on September 15, 1988.

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