Assam First Women Inspector General of Police IPS Violet Baruah retired on July 31. She wrote on Twitter, “Today is my last day in Police Service as I’m retiring from the service Today. Looking back, I can see that the journey wasn’t very easy that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family & you all. It’ll be a hard transition & all so different from tomorrow.”
Today is my last day in Police Service as I’m retiring from the service today. Looking back I can see that the journey wasn’t very easy that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family & you all. It’ll be a hard transition & all so different from tomorrow. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uw8uMD4oc0
— Violet Baruah IPS(Retd) (@violet_baruah) July 31, 2022
On December 27, 2021, Baruah was promoted to the rank of IGP. She became the first lady police officer to become the IGP of Assam.
In February 2019, IPS officer Violet Baruah was appointed as the first woman DIG of Assam Police.
On Republic Day 2021, Baruah was honored with the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service.
Violet Baruah was the IPS officer of Assam Meghalaya cadre, batch 2005.
Baruah joined the police force in 1992 as an Assam Police Services officer and got nominated to IPS in 2004.
About Inspector General Rank
During the British India era, the British Government introduced the Indian Councils Act 1861. The act created a new cadre of police, called Superior Police Services, later known as the Indian Imperial Police. The highest rank in the service was the Inspector General.
Currently, in modern India, an Inspector General of Police (IGP) is only an officer from Indian Police Service. In a state, an IGP holds the third-highest rank in the hierarchy, just below the rank of Additional Director General of Police and above Deputy Inspector General of Police.