IPS Officer (WB Cadre) 1987 Batch
Gangeshwar Singh, DG, Enforcement Branch, West Bengal is an upright police officer with more than three decades of service. Starting his career as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, the officer with an excellent track record worked in different capacities across the state of West Bengal. His place of posting extended from the extreme north of Darjeeling Hills to the south of Jungle Mahal.
His sincerity and dedication towards carrying on his responsibilities with great finesse has helped him rise to the rank of Director General. Many accolades, including the President’s police medal for Meritorious Service, President Police Medal for Distinguished Service, West Bengal Chief minister’s police medal for Outstanding Service and Director General’s DISC are the testimonials of his illustrious career.
He grew up in the lap of nature. Though living in a remote village of Palamu amidst dense forest, surrounded by beautiful rivers, the daily challenges faced in the terrains of Chotanagpur shaped his mettle for the police service. Probably a heady mix of knowledge, sensitivity with endurance laid the foundation of his outstanding police career. Despite dearth of resources while living in a remote village, he continued with his goal of cracking the UPSC examination without much distraction. Gangeshwar Singh’s hard work and steely resolve led to his clearing the UPSC in second attempt.