Kiran Bedi ( born 9 June 1949 ) is an Indian societal militant and a retired Indian Police Service ( IPS ) officer. [ 1 ] Bedi joined the constabulary service in 1972 and became the first adult female officer in the IPS. [ 2 ] Bedi held the station of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007. [ 3 ] Bedi was the host and justice of the popular Television series “Aap Ki Kachehri” ( English. “Your Court” ) . which is based on real-life differences and provides a platform for settling differences between accepting parties. [ 4 ] She has besides founded two NGOs in India: the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for public assistance and preventive policing in 1988 [ 5 ] which was subsequently renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007. and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation. drug maltreatment bar and kid public assistance in 1994. [ 6 ] Bedi was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service. [ 7 ] Early life and instruction
Kiran Bedi was born in Amritsar. Punjab. India. She is the 2nd of four girls of Prakash Peshawaria and Prem Peshawaria. Her three sisters are ; Shashi. an creative person settled in Canada. Reeta. a clinical psychologist and author. and Anu. a attorney. [ commendation needed ] ( Hons. ) from the Government College for Women. Amritsar in 1968. She so earned a Master’s grade in Political Science from Punjab University. Chandigarh. graduating at the top of her category in 1970. She subsequently obtained Bachelor of Laws in 1988 from Faculty of Law. University of Delhi. In 1993. she obtained a Ph. D. in Social Sciences from the Department of Social Sciences. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi [ 8 ] where the subject of her thesis was ‘Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence’ . [ 9 ] Career
She began her calling as a Lecturer in Political Science ( 1970–72 ) at Khalsa College for Women. Amritsar. In July 1972. she joined the Indian Police Service. going the first adult female to make so. [ 10 ] Bedi joined the constabulary service “because of [ her ] impulse to be outstanding” . [ 11 ] She served in a figure of tough assignments runing from New Delhi traffic posters. Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram. Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh. Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau. to a United Nations deputation. where she became the Civilian Police Advisor in United Nations peacekeeping operations. [ 12 ] For her work in the UN. she was awarded a UN decoration. [ 13 ] She is popularly referred to as Crane Bedi for towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s auto for a parking misdemeanor. [ 10 ] during the PM’s circuit of United States at the clip. [ 8 ] Kiran Bedi influenced several determinations of the Indian Police Service. peculiarly in the countries of narcotics control. Traffic direction. and VIP security.
During her stretch as the Inspector General of Prisons. in Tihar Jail ( Delhi ) ( 1993–1995 ) . she instituted a figure of reforms in the direction of the prison. and initiated a figure of steps such as detoxification plans. Art of Living Foundation Prison Courses. [ 14 ] yoga. vipassana speculation. Murat redressing of ailments by captives and literacy plans. [ 15 ] For this she won the 1994 Ramon Magsaysay Award. and the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship’ . to compose about her work at Tihar Jail. [ 9 ] She was last appointive as Director General of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development. In May 2005. she was awarded an honourary grade of Doctor of Law in acknowledgment of her “humanitarian attack to prison reforms and policing” . [ 16 ] On 27 November 2007. she expressed her want to voluntarily retire from the constabulary force to set about new challenges in life. On 25 December 2007. the Government of India agreed to alleviate Bedi of her responsibilities as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development. Personal life
Kiran Bedi is married to Brij Bedi. societal activist-cum-businessman from Amritsar. Brij Bedi runs Citizens’ Forum Vidya Mandir. a school for destitute pupils. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] Social enterprises
Kiran Bedi along with 17 other constabulary officers set up Navjyoti India Foundation ( NIF ) in 1987. [ 5 ] NIF started with a de-addiction and rehabilitation enterprise for the drug nuts and now the organisation has expanded to other societal issue like illiteracy and adult females authorization. [ 5 ] In 1994 Bedi apparatus India Vision Foundation which works in field of constabulary reforms. prison reforms. adult females empowerment and rural and community development. [ 19 ] Her attempts have won national and international acknowledgment. and her organisations were awarded the “Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award” for drug maltreatment bar by the United Nations. [ 20 ] Lokpal Movement
Kiran Bedi is one of the outstanding members of the India Against Corruption ( IAC ) along with Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal. IAC has been actively protesting against corruptness and is pressing the authorities of India to ordain a strong Lokpal Bill. [ 21 ] On 16 August 2011. Cardinal members of the India Against Corruption including Bedi were arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hungriness work stoppage by Hazare. [ 22 ] However. Bedi and other militant were subsequently released in the evening same twenty-four hours. [ 23 ] After 12 yearss of protests and many treatments between the authorities and the militants. Parliament passed a declaration to see three points in drafting of Lokpal measure. [ 24 ]