Navniet Sekera (born 22 October 1971) is a 1996 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, currently serving as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Uttar Pradesh Police.[3]

Navniet Sekera
Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Uttar Pradesh
Born (1971-10-22) 22 October 1971 (age 52)
Shikohabad, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
EducationB.E. (Computer Science), MBA
Alma materIIT Roorkee, Indian School of Business
Occupation(s)Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Uttar Pradesh
Years active1996–present
EmployerGovernment of India
OrganizationIndian Police Service
SpousePooja singh
Children2
Awards President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2005)[1][2] He completed his graduation.
President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service(2013)
Chief Minister’s award for Innovation(2002)
Director General’s Commendation Disc-Silver
Director General’s Commendation Disc-Gold

Early life and education edit

Sekera[4] was born in Shikohabad town in Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh.[5] His father's name is Manohar Singh Yadav.[6] His wife, Pooja Sekera is a social activist, who works for the empowerment of women against oppression. Sekera studied in All-boys Government school in Shikohabad in Firozabad district, UP. He graduated from IIT Roorkee, in Computer Science and Engineering.[7] He later did an MBA from the Indian School of Business in 2011. [8]

Career edit

Sekera joined the Indian Police Service in 1996. His first posting was as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Gorakhpur. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police. He was promoted as (DIG) Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2012 and as Inspector General of Police in 2014, and was subsequently appointed Inspector General (IG) of Mahila Power Line, Uttar Pradesh.[9][10]

Sekera is focused on welfare and well being of women and the girl child. It was he who developed and organised the concept of ‘Women Power Line 1090,’.[11] which was started by the UP government in 2012.[12][13][14]

A web series Bhaukaal[15] has been created based on Sekera, in which his character is played by TV actor Mohit Raina.[16]

References edit

  1. ^ "DIG Lucknow gets President's Police Medal". Times of India. 26 January 2013.
  2. ^ "जानें IPS नवनीत सिकेरा". Jagran Josh. 8 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Navniet Sekera". Uttar Pradesh police.
  4. ^ "Navniet Sekera". Outlook.
  5. ^ "पुलिस ने किया पिता का इंसल्ट तो इंजीनियरिंग छोड़ बेटा बन गया IPS". Dainik Bhaskar.
  6. ^ "आईजी नवनीत सिकेरा के घर चोरी, पुलिस महकमे में मचा हड़कंप". Dainik Bhaskar (Press release). September 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  7. ^ "जानें IPS नवनीत सिकेरा के बारे में जिनकी जिंदगी पर आधारित है Web Series 'भौकाल' - कुछ ऐसा था उनका बचपन से लेकर UPSC क्लियर करने तक का सफर". Jagran Josh. 8 June 2021.
  8. ^ "This is one Akhilesh project that may be spared Yogi's axe". Business Standard. 5 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Navniet Sekera". Uttar Pradesh Police.
  10. ^ "1090 helpline: When stalkers call women in UP, it's the cops who call them back". The Hindustan Times. 11 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Woman Power Line 1090". Home Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  12. ^ "UP: Women Power Line-1090 bags excellence award". The Hindustan Times. 19 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Achievements of IPS Navniet Sekera". Amar Ujala.
  14. ^ Venugopal, Vasudha (27 January 2017). "Women safety a UP poll issue but BSP, BJP finds it hard to snap Akhilesh's women power line". The Economic Times.
  15. ^ "Mohit Raina: Playing a real person is an added responsibility (2nd Ld)". Outlook. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020.
  16. ^ "वेब सीरीज में दिखेगा आईपीएस नवनीत सिकेरा का भौकाल". Hindustan.