Who is Laxmi Singh? Meet UP’s first woman police commissioner at Noida
She will take charge of the post since Wednesday, replacing Alok Singh in Gautam Buddh Nagar.
New Delhi: In an effort to empower women in society, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced the appointment of Laxmi Singh as a Police Commissionerate for the first time in the state. Notably, Singh will be appointed as the Noida police chief. She will take charge of the post since Wednesday.
Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh transferred to UP Police Headquarters; Laxmi Singh appointed in his place: Official Order
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 28, 2022
Who is Laxmi Singh?
Laxmi Singh is a 2000-batch Indian Police Service (IPS). The 48-year-old bureaucrat has been serving as an Inspector General of Police, Lucknow range. After joining Laxmi Singh will replace Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh. Her transfer order came from the UP government late on Monday.
Singh married former Noida Police chief Rajeshwar Singh and former ED officer, Rajeshwar Singh. Mr. Singh is now BJP MLA from Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar seat.
In her career, Laxmi has a bright career. She was awarded the Police Medal in 2016, and UP DGP’s silver and gold medals in 2021 and 2021. Last year, she also received the UP Chief Minister’s excellence in service medal.
Earlier in her career, Singh served between January 1, 2018, to March 5, 2018, in Noida as the IG/DIG of the Special Task Force (STF). After this job, she was promoted to IG of the police training school in Meerut and held the post from March 2018 to May 2020.
She started her career as senior superintendent of police in 2004 after completing a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering. Notably, Rajeshwar Singh IS also the first woman IPS topper in the UPSC exam securing 33rd rank.