First Woman IG of Police appointed in Assam


The Home Department of Assam has promoted IPS officer Violet Baruah to the rank of Inspector General of Police with effect from January 1, 2022. She will be the first woman to get promoted to the rank of Inspector General in Assam Police. She received the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service.
Violet is extremely happy about this promotion and said that she always took up challenges that came along with the job.

She joined the police force in 1992 as an Assam Police Services officer and was nominated to the IPS in 2004. She served as Superintendent of Police in four districts- Morigaon, Goalpara, Cachar and Barpeta. She also served in the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police.
Eight other Deputy IGs of the state police have been promoted to the rank of Inspector General along with Violet.



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