Dehradun, May 5
The first woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Dehradun, Neeru Garg, an IPS officer of 2005 batch, is composed and sincere. Within a week of taking the charge as Dehradun SSP, she had made it clear to her collegues that she wanted strict compliance with duty.
She has directed the police officials to take the public into confidence and encourage them to assist the police in controlling crime.
Providing a much-needed relief to the police personnel, who were subjugated under extreme pressure to be in field from morning till mid night to rein in the crime, she judiciously divided their responsibilities and working hours.
She is specifically concerned about the escalating crime rate against women. “I am intending to prepare a work plan soon in order to minimise the crimes committed against women such as stalking, eve-teasing, rape, domestic violence, dowry etc,” she says.
Garg, who hails from Delhi, studied B Tech in Electronics. She says, “Though I was an engineering student, I was more interested in human beings than machines. I wanted to serve society through civil services. My first preference was to become an IAS officer but destiny had some other plans for me and I got commissioned as an IPS officer in 2005. I have had a satisfactory and fruitful career.”
She fondly remembers her first posting as Rudrapur SP, which was demanding but she sailed through successfully.
It is indeed a challenge for a woman police official to lead a team of police personnel. Under such circumstances, the women officials are considered to be resorting to either aggression or soft approach to assert their authorities.
Garg opines, “The women officials should not be looked at a from different prism.”
She firmly believes that women need not to be conscious of their gender or be vulnerable but must work sincerely to prove their mettle.