Mr. Kamal Kumar, IPS (Retd.)

Emeritus Resource Faculty, SISPA

About Mr. Kamal Kumar

  • Born on September 14, 1946. Studied Physics in Lucknow University.
  • Did M.A.(Police Administration) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  • Joined Indian Police Service in 1971. Retired on superannuation in October 2006.
  • Held different senior positions in Andhra Pradesh Police & in Govt.of India, in the ranks of Superintendent of Police, DIG, IGP, Addl DGP, and DGP.
  • Director, National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, New Delhi (1997-2002).
  • Director, National Police Academy, Hyderabad (2004-06).
  • Represented India in several international conferences of the United Nations and other organizations, on policing and allied subjects.
  • Vice Chairman, UN Commission on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice, Vienna (1998-99).
  • Associated with different initiatives on Police Reforms as:
    • Member-Secretary, MHA Review Committee on Police Reforms (2005)
    • Member, Soli Sorabjee Committee to draft a Model Police Act (2005-06)
    • Member, Madhava Menon Committee on Draft National Policy on Criminal Justice (2007)
    • Member, Executive Committee, National Police Mission, Govt. of India
  • Also, Member, Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Police Reforms (2008-10)
  • Consultant (Police Reform) for UNDP Project, ‘Strengthening Access to Justice in India’ (2007-08).
  • Member, Task Force on Internal Security & Criminal Justice, Commission on Centre-State Relations, Govt. of India (2008-09).
  • One-Man Committee, appointed by Govt.of India to study the problem of manpower shortage in the Indian Police Service and to elaborate a Recruitment Plan for 2009-2020.
  • Associated with National Disaster Management Authority as Senior Consultant (2007-09).
  • Project Leader, BPR&D Research Project on ‘National Requirement of Manpower for 8-Hour Shifts in Police Stations’(2011-14).
  • Member, Expert Committee of Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Govt of India, on DNA Identification Bill (2013-15).
  • Member, TIFAC’s Study Steering Committee, Technology Foresight Study for Safeguarding Individual, Societal & Infrastructure Security (2017-18).
  • Current Engagements:
    • Hony. Advisor, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations, Manipal University.
    • Hony. Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Affairs, Noida.
    • Member, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).
  • Decorated with Pashchimi Star Medal, Sangram Medal, Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service; President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.