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Laxmi Singh, an IPS officer, becomes first woman police commissioner of U.P.

First woman police commissioner of U.P.: Laxmi Singh, an IPS officer, has been named the new police chief of Noida by the government of Uttar Pradesh, making her the first female official to lead a police Commissionerate in the state. In Gautam Buddha Nagar, Laxmi Singh, an officer from the 2000 batch, took Alok Singh’s place. She is scheduled to assume leadership on November 30, 2022.

IPS Officer Laxmi Singh: Medals

  • During her training, Laxmi Singh received the PM’s Silver Nation and the Home Minister’s Pistol.
  • Laxmi Singh also received the Police Medal in 2016 and the Silver and Gold DGP Medals for the state of Uttar Pradesh in 2020 and 2021.
  • She received the UP Chief Minister’s Excellence in Service Medal in 2021.

IPS Officer Laxmi Singh: Education and  Position held

  • She graduated with a B.Tech in mechanical engineering, and in 2004 she started her first job as the Senior Superintendent of Police.
  • Laxmi Singh was appointed to the post of Deputy IG in 2013 and then to IG in 2018.
  • From January 1 to March 5, 2018, Laxmi Singh worked as the IG/DIG of the Special Task Force in Gautam Buddha Nagar.
  • After being transferred to IG Range Lucknow, Singh was appointed IG of the Police Training School in Meerut from March 2018 until May 26, 2020.
  • Seven police commissionerates make up the legislative framework in Uttar Pradesh, which was established in 2020.

IPS Officer Laxmi Singh: About

  • The state of Uttar Pradesh’s government released a list of 16 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers who would be transferred and posted. The updated commission rates for Agra, Varanasi, and Prayagraj were also mentioned.
  • Laxmi Singh is now the Inspector General of Police in Lucknow range.
  • She was named the best probationer at the Hyderabad-based Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy and holds the distinction of being the first woman to top the IPS exams (33rd overall rank).
  • Rajeshwar Singh, a former ED officer and current member of the BJP representing Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar Seat, is married to Laxmi Singh.

Police Commissionerates in Uttar Pradesh:

The districts of Ghaziabad, Agra, and Prayagraj will each get three new police commissionerates, the government has previously declared. The five already in place were in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Kanpur. In addition to being established in January 2020 in Gautam Buddha Nagar and Lucknow, the commissionerates were also established in March 2021 in Kanpur and Varanasi.

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