Sh. Navin Agarwal, IGP Awarded President Police Medal
Sh.Navin Agarwal, Inspector General, Homeguards, Civil Defence & Auxiliary Police J&K awarded Police Medal for Meritorious services
Srinagar August 15: Shri Navin Agarwal, Inspector General of Police, Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K has been awarded President’s Police Medal for Meritorious services on the Independence Day, 2006. A post-graduate in Physics from Delhi University and in Financial Management from IGNOU, Shri Agarwal joined the J&K cadre of Indian Police Service in the year 1986. Earlier he also served in the Indian Forest Service (1984) and Indian Revenue Service (1985). He has been a recipient of Director’s Commendation for standing all-round best in the Foundation course at SVP National Police Academy, and also DGP J&K Commendation medal for his outstanding contribution.
Shri Navin Agarwal, faced terror bravely in 1990 as SSP of district Pulwama. Despite several attempts on his life in grenade attacks and ambushes, he remained determined in the fight against terror, and succeeded in a number of anti-militancy operations in which several terrorists were arrested and charge-sheeted, and a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives was seized. As SSP of district Rajouri in 1992 he continued his resolve of fighting cross-border terrorism and was also instrumental in activating Village Defence committees in 45 border villages to check infiltration. He performed his duties courageously and conscientiously, and ensured communal harmony and peace throughout the district. His contribution against terror was also noticeable in 2003 in his capacity as DIG Doda/Udhampur Range.
In the year 1997, Shri Navin Agarwal, as Director Police Telecommunications J&K, through his technical know how, managerial skills and tireless efforts, brought about a qualitative improvement in police communications. A gigantic plan of extending communication links with police outposts, border pickets and Village Defence Committees in militancy-infested districts was formulated and executed by him in 1998. He also has to his credit establishment in 1999 of a monitoring network, decryption centre and special analysis unit to intercept and crack the parallel terror network and provide timely and vital inputs for anti-militancy operations. Today the J&K Police is equipped with an extensive, speedy, reliable and modern telecommunication system, in which his expertise, vision and commitment have played an important role.
As IGP Homeguards, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Police J&K, Shri Agarwal has been able to significantly expand the scope and extent of civil defence in the state. A large number of public awareness activities were carried out, massive mobilization and training of new volunteers was undertaken, and civil defence measures introduced in 9 more towns of the state. Civil defence has now acquired a new role and meaning, with increasing numbers of volunteers supplementing governmental effort in disaster management, which was amply seen during the October 2005 earthquake in Kashmir which was even appreciated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on his visit to Uri. As member of a High Power Committee set up by MHA, he has also been deliberating upon ways and means to revamp civil defence for disaster management.
Shri Agarwal’s performance has been characterized by innovation, hard work, devotion and dedication. In recognition of his ability, noteworthy services and meritorious performance, Shri Navin Agarwal has been awarded the President's Police medal.