ARUNA BAHUGUNA – THE NEW CHIEF OF IPS ACADEMY
Just a day ahead of her birthday, Aruna Bahuguna, a 1979-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, took over as National Police Academy (NPA) director and created history by becoming the first lady IPS officer to head the prestigious institution.
Before joining the Academy, Aruna had served in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for five years. She also worked as joint commissioner of police, Hyderabad, and served as special director-general, CRPF. Aruna was decorated with Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medial for Distinguished Service.