BSF will get first woman IPS officer

BSF will get first woman IPS officer

BSF will get first woman IPS officer

In a first, the country's largest border guarding force-- BSF-- will have a woman IPS officer. The officer, who has broken the proverbial glass ceiling in the paramilitary force tasked to secure two of the most important Indian borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan, is 1996-batch Himachal Pradesh cadre Satwant Atwal Trivedi.

Trivedi, who has been posted as the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the 50 year-old force, is at present serving as IG (crime and cyber security) in Himachal Pradesh.

She also holds the distinction of being the first women IPS officer in the hill state.
"The Union Home Ministry issued orders for appointment of Trivedi as a DIG in BSF today," a senior officer said.

Trivedi hails from Bilaspur district of the state and her father is a retired IAS officer.
Her husband too is an IPS officer and is currently posted in the Special Protection Group in Delhi.

She has earlier served in central deputation at the alma mater of Indian Police Service officers at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The woman officer is tipped to be posted in the Training wing of the about 2-lakh personnel strong force as the first batch of its direct recruited women officers are set to be commissioned in BSF later this year, which is celebrating its 50th year of Raising this year.

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