Governor of Meghalaya
PROFILE OF THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR OF MEGHALAYA
Dr. KRISHAN KANT PAUL
|Name||Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, IPS (Retd)|
|Date of Birth||6th February, 1948 (65 years)|
|Service||I.P.S in 1970|
|Education||M.Sc (Hons) Ph.D. A number of scientific papers in international journals of repute and newspaper articles have been published|
|Last Assignment||A Constitutional Position as Member U.P.S. C. for the last over five years and six months|
|Last Assignment in||After serving for 3 and ½ years (longest ever tenure) Government of India demitted office of Commissioner of Police, Delhi in July 2007|
|Commendations||In an outstanding public service career under Govt., of Decorations, over 37 years numerous Commendations were received from the Government and work was recognised and acclaimed by the General Public and social organizations|
|Medals||1. Special Duty Medal (Andaman & Nicobar)
2. Police Medal for Meritorious Services
3. President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services
4. Special Duty Medal (Bar) Arunachal
5. Internal Security Medal
|General Medal (tenure based)||1. Sangram Medal
2. Paschim Star
3. 25 years of Indian Independence
4. 50 years of Indian Independence
After demitting office of Commissioner of Police, Delhi in July, 2007, he took up the prestigious Constitutional position as Member UPSC where he served for over five years and six months. He has over 42 years of experience in Administration, Law and Order and Security Intelligence at top levels in the Government. During this period he has handled very sensitive and important assignments in the Government in an outstanding manner. As Commissioner of Police, Delhi he commanded over 70,000 men and officers and played a pivotal role in various law and order, intelligence, security and other important affairs of the State, pertaining to Delhi. He was Chief of Police in the sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh for over 2 years during a crucial period.
Security & Intelligence
(i) He has the experience of working in senior positions in 1B as well as RAW for over 7 years.
(ii) After the shootout at Raj Ghat on 2nd October, 1986, he was specially selected to head the VIP security set up in Delhi Police. The entire system was reorganized and revamped. This work involved handling of all the outside engagements and functions of Former P.M. Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji and security of other protectees and visiting dignitaries in Delhi.
(iii) In I.B. he was in charge of PM's security set up and all the SPG protectees. He was also assigned the task of rewriting and revising the Blue Book.
(iv) He has the experience of 1982 Asian Games, NAM 1983, CHOGM 1983 and a very large number of other International Conferences and events held in Delhi. He was the Chief Security Coordinator for SAARC Summit hosted by India in 1995.
(v) Liaison with security and intelligence organizations of over 20 countries for PM's foreign visits.
He has handled several cases of national and international importance. He has specially selected to investigate the assassination case of Smt. Indira Gandhi. In addition, the racket involving cricket match fixing, several bomb blast cases terrorist crimes and international crimes were successfully worked out under his supervision.
Anti terrorist work
He has deep knowledge of terrorist movement in Punjab and elsewhere. A very large number of terrorists were arrested in Delhi under his supervision and guidance. Jagtar Singh Hawara of BK1 who had assassinated S. Beant Singh, CM, Punjab was arrested and the entire Babbar Khalsa network as it was regrouping in Punjab was smashed in 2005.
Law and Order
He has developed special skills in handling complex problems of law and order and carrying diverse groups together. He has an unblemished record of work and impeccable integrity leading to outstanding work in the area of Community Policing as a result of which various diverse social groups and minority organizations fully supported his initiatives to maintain communal harmony in Delhi.
Enquiry into Tehelka matters
He has worked as Director, SIT Venkatswamy Commission of Inquiry and Phukan Commission of Inquiry into Tehelka matters. This work involved personal scrutinizing from vigilance and anti-corruption angle, over 1000 files of MOD, GOI, pertaining to 14 defence deals within the purview of Commissions. Evidence of wrong doing in several deals was traced and based on his reports; CBI is now understood to have registered specific cases which are being investigated.
Modernisation and developmental work
Modernisation of Delhi Police was placed on a firm footing by him through systematic introduction of latest technologies in a scientific manner. He put on stream the use of information technology in investigation of crime, establishment of a cyber lab and online coordination with neighbouring States. He introduced several modern systems in policing and was able to obtain 5 ISO certifications in crucial areas like licensing, recruitment etc.
Crimes against women were brought on top priority and a new scheme `Parivartan' was successfully launched by him with community participation.
Research and Academics
His Ph.D thesis in Fluorine chemistry was highly commended and resulted in 15 research publications, of a technical nature, in international scientific journals of repute. He has remained in touch with academics all through his career and written numerous scientific and popular articles, which have been published in the media.
As a Member of the UPSC, he had the unique experience of developments in the HR area and various aspects of personnel management in respect of senior officers of Government of India. He interacted with University Vice-Chancellors and other academicians to ensure the integrity and efficacy of selection procedures for the interviews of Civil Services Exam, and other top level promotions in the Government. He was also involved in the recent changes in the UPSC for the examinations and selection procedures for the Civil Services.
Diversity in Experience (work with tribals)
Having worked as a Superintendent of Police in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, he undertook extensive touring and established fresh channels of communication with the tribal communities (1973 - 75). As Chief of Police for over two years in the sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh, he had developed very harmonious relations with the tribals. Touring in the interior and in depth, helped him understand the problems of tribals. A welfare orientation was given to the police community relations programme by him which was highly successful.