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Ashish Tiwari, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh and IIT Kharagpur alumnus has been conferred the Director General of Police (DGP), UttarPradesh (UP), Commendation Disc (Gold), 2020 and gfiles Awards 2019 for good governance and Smart e-Police innovation.

Ashish graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2007 with B.Tech. and M.Tech. Dual Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He pursued the career of an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Nomura before joining Indian Revenue Service as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and then opting for Indian Police Service (2012 batch). 

Ashish was in-charge of maintenance of law and order during the historical Ayodhya verdict last year. His technological brainchild, the Smart e-Police is now hailed as a significant innovative platform which is helping UP police major leaps forward in today’s digital world.

Smart e-Police is a solution to solve serious internal and external problems of the police force and citizens through SMART (Simple and Sensitive, Moral and Modern, Accountable, Reliable and Responsive, Trained and Technical) policing. It includes challenges in terrorism, corruption, traffic jams, missing children, corruption, crimes, women and senior citizens safety, verification, slow police reforms, quality service delivery etc. by amalgamation of old processes with new technologies under ‘One Nation, One App’ concept of the police department. The system has been successfully deployed in identifying and busting fake news by raising social awareness among the citizens.

Ashish has also constituted green groups for rural women to counter domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling etc.

We congratulate this young Kgpian who serves as an inspiration for the talented youth across the country and motivate them to serve the nation.

By Shreyoshi Ghosh


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