He is a former Director General of Tamil Nadu Police. He has been providing holistic training for Personality Test and Essay writing exclusively for Shankar IAS Academy students.
He has held top executive positions for 30+ years in administration, strategy and planning, human resource management and training. He retired as Director General of Police and Director of Vigilance and Anti-corruption after three decades of distinguished service to the Nation. He is a recipient of the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.
In 1982, he appeared in the All India Civil Services Examination and was selected for the Indian Police Service.
Among police officers in India who have headed the fire services of various states, he has gained distinction by going deep into fire and safety issues. He developed a concept that he calls ‘Safety Orientation’ and used it to assess and improve the tendency of individuals to perceive the dangers in their environment. He also raised a voluntary force called Safety Volunteers.
When the Asian Tsunami struck the Indian coast, he was the Director of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services and the work done by the TNFRS received accolades.
During his tenure, the Government of Tamil Nadu constituted a Fire and Rescue Services Commission under the chairmanship of a retired judge of Madras High Court with the mandate of anticipating the hazards likely to be faced by the society during the next 15 years. He as the Member Secretary of the Commission prepared a comprehensive report incorporating the findings from discussions with heads of various government and non-government organisations as well as suggestions from members of the public. The Report of the Commission became the veritable constitution of TNFRS and other states in India also drew upon it for planning for the future.
One of his strong points is his ability to train and develop his teams. During his tenure in TNFRS, he built up models and Standard Operating Procedures that helped to drastically reduce the number of fires during the Indian festival of fire-crackers called Deepawali.
Apart from TNFRS, during his 3-decade long career, he held various positions related to law and order, crime-detection, prosecution, prisons and administration. At retirement, he had reached the highest rank in the Indian Police Service, namely Director General of Police. His last assignment was as the Director of Vigilance and Anti-corruption in the state of Tamil Nadu.