PM Nair Chair Professor TISS, Former DG NDRF
Dr. P.M. Nair, MA (Sociology), LLB, PhD (Victimology), is a career police officer with the Indian Police Service since 1978. After 35 years of service in the IPS in various capacities in Bihar, CBI, NHRC, UNODC, CRPF, etc., he retired on 31st May 2013 as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Director General of Civil Defence, Government of India. He served Bihar for more than 15 years in various capacities from SP to IG. He served CBI for 10 long years and has handled several crimes including Rajiv Gandhi assassination, ISRO Espionage case, International Arms drop at Purulia, Sanjay Ghose abduction, terrorist crimes, human rights violations and many interstate and international organized crimes, including human trafficking. With the first crime of child trafficking for labour investigated by him in 1982, his avowed mission of preventing and combating human trafficking is continuing to move ahead with zeal, speed and impact. Dr Nair worked with CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force, the prime agency of the Government of India to address Internal Security issues across the country) for more than 7 years.
A powerful voice in the Anti-Human Trafficking mission and child rights in the region, Dr Nair is continuing his mission of empowering the vulnerable persons by undertaking skill building programmes and thereby preventing human trafficking. Presently he is TATA Chair Professor with TISS, and also Advisor to Chairperson, National Skill Building Mission.