AP Maheshwari Former DG, CRPF
Dr. Anand Prakash Maheshwari, is an IPS officer of 1984 batch, Uttar Pradesh cadre. His professional career as a soldier and policeman culminated as the Head of the largest paramilitary force in the world - The Central Reserve Police Force. He was posted as Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Post retirement, he was appointed as the Advisor to Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry.
Education: An alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce, Maheshwari post graduated as MBA, ACS and ACWA before getting inducted into IPS. He has Doctorate (Ph.D) in Sociology on the subject ‘Management of Communal Violence-Social Conflict Resolution’. He had a rich and varied training profile which includes top-notch institutions like London Business School, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, National Police Academy, IIM, IIT, IIPA, FICCI and CBI
Career:Uttar Pradesh Police Chief in towns of Moradabad, Kanpur, Allahabad and Gorakhpur and also headed Law & Order as well as Vigilance wings of UP Police. Worked in Intelligence, Security, Economic Offences, CID, Training & Human Rights divisions of the State Police. Worked with CRPF on counter insurgency grids of Assam, Kashmir and the states affected by left wing extremism and BSF as ADG, BSF Academy/Training and SDG Operations. He has also served as the D.G of Bureau of Police Research & Development, New Delhi and also as Spl. D.G (Operations) in the Border Security Force, besides serving as I.G. (Operations) and I.G. (Srinagar Sector) in CRPF itself.
Specializations: Leadership, inter personal relationship, human rights, communal harmony. Police Operations from reputed institutions that include London Business School, IIM Ahmadabad, IIPA New Delhi and National Police Academy, Hyderabad. In addition, he has gained rich experience in diverse policing domains which range from Counter Insurgency, Homeland Security, Crisis Management, Correctional Administration and Community Policing to Border management.
Community Connect: NGOs like ANKUR, AIHASAS (UP), ARUSHI (New Delhi), and RAHAT GHAR project of Jammu & Kashmir for the cause of neglected segments of society such as street children, orphans and widows of militancy, drug addicts and senior citizens.
Awards & Decorations: Proud recipient of the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Meritorious Service. As Head of CRPF, he was also felicitated by President of India on behalf of ECI for excellence in security management during General Elections
Creativeness: Photography, rural craft, creativity from waste and organic farming
Literary life: more than a dozen books, latest “HUKUM”- 2020, focusing on some poignant facets of human life. A recipient of the prestigious Govind Ballav Pant Award, his books and anthologies have been fore-worded by luminaries like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, Ved Marwah, former Governor of Manipur, Gen. V K Singh, former Army Chief, Ruskin Bond, renowned litterateur and Kuldeep Nayar and Chandan Mitra, well known journalists. He has devoted two books each to the subjects of Communalism, Insurgency and Cancer patients. “Into the Oblivion” is a touching narrative on the real-life story of a cancer patient with beaming sidelights on life style management and tips for the care takers. He has also dedicated one book each to old age ( Salt ‘n’ Pepper) and childhood memories in the eponymous ‘Childhood Nostalgia’. Equally at ease with English and Hindi, he has also published more than 40 articles in reputed newspapers and journals like Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Police Journal and National Police Academy Journal.