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Know 16 Facts Short Biography of Kiran Bedi IPS officer

Know 16 Facts Short Biography of Kiran Bedi IPS officer
Know 16 facts about Kiran Bedi the probable Chief Minister candidate of BJP for Delhi
Short Biography of Kiran Bedi IPS officer, probable Chief Minister Candidate of BJP for Delhi

Name - Kiran Bedi
Spouse: Brij Bedi
Children: Saina Bedi

Born     9 June 1949 (age 65)
Amritsar, Punjab, India

Alma mater - 
Panjab University Chandigarh University of Delhi
IIT Delhi

Awards –
United Nations Medal, 2004
Ramon Magsaysay award, 1994
President’s Gallantry Award, 1979

Occupation –
Politician, Social Worker –
She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970–72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar.
Bedi joined the police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS
Retired from Indian Police Service
Years of Service -1972-2007
Kiran Bedi held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007.
She has also founded two NGOs in India:
The Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994.

Kiran Bedi also became host in 2009–10 on the TV show Aap Ki Kachehri Kiran Ke Saath on Star Plus.

Political Party –
Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 15th January, 2015

Kiran Bedi and Education -

Schooling, 1955–64, Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar, Punjab.

Graduation, 1964–68, English (Honours), Government College for Women
(Received Award), Amritsar, Punjab

Best Athlete, won honours in debates, declamations and dramatics.

Best cadet – National Cadet Corps (NCC) in her college.  Awarded the All Rounder Trophy.

Post Graduation, 1968–70, Masters in Political Science, Department of Political Science,     Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Recipient of Academic and Sports Scholarships.

Conferred Awards in debates and declamations. Headed the Youth Leadership Camp.

Represented the University in the III Commonwealth Expedition (COMEX III) held at New Delhi in 1971.

Bachelor of Law (LLB), 1988, Delhi University, New Delhi.

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.),
On the subject ‘Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence’ from Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, in the year 1993.

Two Honorary Doctorate:   
(Contribution in the field of Police Administration)

Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, 1994–98. Encapsulated the reforms done at one of the world's largest prison, the Tihar Jail, in her book it’s Always Possible.

Complete List - Kiran Bedi and Awards


Nomura Cares Award, Singapore (11th June 2013)

Certificate of Recognition, Los Angeles, State of California

Women Excellences Awards 2009 (Aaaj Tak)

Lifetime Achievement Awards (Bank of Baroda) 2008

Pride of Punjab April 2008

The Indian society of Criminology 2008

Baba Farid Award 2007

Zee Astitva Award 2007

Public Service Excellence Award 2007

Amity Woman Achiever for Social Justice 2007

Amity Woman Achiever for Social Justice 2007

Suryadatta National Award 2007

Transformative Leadership in the Indian Police Service 2006

FICCI Award, 2005

Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice, 2005

Kiran Bedi honoured with UN medal 2004

Woman of the Year Award, 2002

Morrison Tom Gitchoff Award, 2001

IIT Delhi Alumni Association, 1999–2000

Mahila Shiromani Award, 1995

Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1994

Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control, 1991

Woman of the Year Award 1980

President’s Gallantry Award, 1979

Kiran Bedi Sports Star and Awards –

These are a few of Kiran's personal landmarks on the tennis courts -

Won the All-India intervarsity tennis title for three years running, with her
Younger sister Reeta Peshawaria.

Won Junior National Lawn Tennis Championship held at Amritsar, Punjab in 1966.

Won Asian Lawn Tennis Championship held at Pune, Maharashtra in 1972.

Won All-India Hard Court Tennis Championship in 1974.

Won All India Interstate Women's Lawn Tennis Championship held at
New Delhi in 1975.

Won National Women's Lawn Tennis Championship at Chandigarh in

Won many Zonal and State lawn tennis championships all over the country from 1965 to 1978.

Represented India twice against Sri Lanka and won the Lionel Fonseka Memorial Trophy for the country.

Won the first-ever women's festival sports title for Delhi in 1976 bagging three gold and two silver medals with her younger sister Anu Peshawaria.

Kiran Bedi IPS officer –
Her assignments included
New Delhi traffic postings,
Deputy Inspector General of Police in Mizoram,
Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Chandigarh,
Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau,
Civilian Police Advisor for United Nations peacekeeping operations.
She is popularly referred to as Crane Bedi for towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's car for a parking violation.

She was last appointed as Director General of India's Bureau of Police Research and Development. In May 2005, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law in recognition of her “humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policing”

Kiran Bedi and Controversies –
In July 1993, Kiran Bedi, the then Inspector-General of Prisons of Tihar Jail was pulled up by the Supreme Court of India for ignoring the apex court directives for providing medical attention to a foreign under-trial prisoner by initiating contempt proceedings against her.

In 1988 Wadhwa Commission criticised Bedi for her role in lathi-charge on lawyers protesting against a colleague’s arrest outside Bedi’s office.

Karan Thapar, host of many popular interview shows published an article on controversies surrounding Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi was alleged to have charged her hosts full fare for air tickets despite her paying discounted fare.
She was also alleged to have charged her host’s business class fare while flying economy class and presenting false invoices.

Bedi was also accused by an NGO of claiming business class fare from Delhi to Mumbai, while her travel itinerary communicated to them showed she was flying from nearby Pune.

Bedi said that the money was not earned for personal gains, but given to her NGO.

In 1992 Kiran Bedi's daughter was given admission for MBBS course in Delhi's Hardinge College under a quota for students from North-East. Kiran Bedi was posted in Mizoram at that time. Bedi stated that it was within the rules and Central Government employees were entitled to such schemes.

In November 2011, the Delhi Police, under directions of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate, registered an FIR against Bedi for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for her NGOs.
The police found nothing so case was closed

 Congress leader Ajay Maken releaed a 2013 tweet of Bedi in which she had said "One day NaMo will need to respond with clarity about riots massacre. Despite Courts clearing him so far."
In a statement he also said that Bedi, who had on record criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed the IAC movement to be neither anti-Congress, nor pro-BJP, today betrayed the trust of the people associated with the IAC campaign,"

At a media briefing, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said it was "sad and shocking" that Bedi who had been maintaining that she will always remain apolitical and keep raising the issues of people, has joined the BJP.

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said, 'she is most welcome to join the BJP. When we were forming this party and Kiran ji was opposing it, she used to say that going from movement to a political party is a betrayal of the people's movement.

Biographies of Kiran Bedi:
I dare! Kiran Bedi : a biography by Parmesh Dangwal
Kiran Bedi, the kindly baton by Meenakshi Saxena

List of movies documentaries made on the life of Kiran Bedi

Year - 2008
Kiran Bedi: Yes Madam, Sir
A documentary about the first woman to join the Indian Police Service.
Director: Megan Doneman
Writers: Megan Doneman, Jeneffa Soldatic (story)
Stars: Kiran Bedi, Helen Mirren

In Gandhi's Footsteps: Kiran Bedi
Directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes
49 minutes - Released 2007

Kiran Bedi – Author
She has written 10 books

Illustrated story Book KIRAN BEDI: 'MAKING OF A TOP COP' for youth-14-18 age

‘Youth for Youth’ EBook

As I see Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi Be the change Fighting Corruption

I dare Kiran Bedi

Dare to do

Issues and Views

India Protests

Uprising 2011

As I See

Empowering Women as I see

Indian Police As I see

Leadership and Governance as I see

Watch the video - Kiran Bedi in Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma

 Suggested Reading

Property Details of Kiran Bedi BJP CM Candidate Delhi

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