Shalini declared top IPS officer

Nov 06, 2013 18:53 | Feature & Viewpoint

Daughter of a bus conductor, Shalini Agnihotri of Himachal Pradesh declared top IPS officer

Agnihotri has been allotted her Himachal  state cadre

Dharamsala(Arvind Sharma )

 After making it to the elite Indian Police Service (IPS), it was yet another memorable day for Shalini Agnihotri of Himachal Pradesh as she emerged on top at the end of her training at Hyderbad on Teusday. Agnihotri, who secured 285th rank in the Civil Services exam last year, emerged on top of the 148-member batch as she completed 46-week police training at the academy. She also bagged the Vandana Malik Trophy for the best all-round female officer trainee, LB Sewa Trophy for the best female officer trainee in outdoor subjects, Alakh Sinha Trophy for investigation, G S Arya Trophy for best officer trainee in co-curricular activities and the Home Ministry's Trophy for best essay writing on 'communal harmony and national integration'

Agnihotri has been allotted her home state cadre

Daughter of a bus conductor, Agnihotri passed out with flying colours, winning the coveted Prime Minister's Baton and the Home Ministry's Revolver for being the best all-round trainee officer of the 65th batch of IPS. Of the 148 trainees who passed out today, 136 belonged to IPS, five to Nepal Police Service, four to Royal Bhutan Police Service and three to Maldivian Police. Significantly, 22 out of 136 IPS officers were women while there was one lady trainee officer from each of the three foreign police services that underwent training.


She also commanded the Passing Out Parade of her batch of officers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) Hydrabad in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee.