Author | Speaker | Advocate | IPS (Retd)
Meeran Chadha Borwankar
Dr. Meeran Chadha Borwankar is a retired officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS).
Currently Independent External Monitor (IEM) for
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)
Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)
Air India (AI)
She served in the Maharashtra cadre of the prestigious IPS from 1981 till 2017. Posted across many cities, districts and zones, she has held the following positions during her career:
► Director General Bureau of Police Research and Development, India
► Director General National Crime Records Bureau, India
► Director General, Legal and Technical, Maharashtra
► Commissioner of Police, Pune
► Chief of Crime Branch, Mumbai
► Chief of Maharashtra Prison Dept
Dr. Borwankar has won several awards during her career, including
• Recipient of President of India Police Medal for Distinguished Services 2006 & Police Medal for Meritorious Services (1997)
• Pune University ‘Jivan Sadhana Gaurav’ Award (2016)
• FICCI FLO & Golden Maharashtra ‘Woman Achiever’s Award’ (2014)
• 'Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals-2008' from University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
• ‘Management Woman Achiever’ of the Year 2006-07 award by Bombay Management Association.
• Rukmani Award from Yeshwantrao Chavan Open University, Nashik for excellent service in the Police (2004)
• Loksatta Durga Jivan Award (2019)
Articles by Dr. Borwankar
From Law, Community Policing, Gender to Policy Formulation & Criminal Justice Reforms, Dr. Borwankar writes on a breadth of topics pertinent to modern India.
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"You have challenged the traditions of power, changed its equations. You have acted on your belief, of equality before the law and of the rule of law. So, they will shout, of course. But don’t you let that daunt you."