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Shri Atul Karwal is an IPS officer of 1988 batch, borne on Gujarat cadre. Born on 04.03.1964, Shri Karwal is B.E. (Mechanical Engg.) and M.B.A. He served as Superintendent of Police Valsad, Rajkot Rural, Porbandar, Junagadh, Mehsana Districts and as Dy. Commissioner of Police Vadodara City, Surat City and Ahmadabad City. He was also Commandant, State Reserve Police Force, Group 13, Rajkot. On deputation as Asst. Director (Outdoor Training) in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad from 1998-2002, he trained 4 batches of IPS officers. Served for 3 years as SP/DIG, CM’s Security, Gujarat. As Deputy Inspector General of Police, he served as DIG Planning and Modernization, in DGP Office, Gandhinagar. As Inspector-General of Police, he served as IG, Anti-Terrorist Squad, Gujarat, Joint CP (Traffic) and Joint CP, Sector-2, Ahmedabad City, Jt. Director, Gujarat Police Academy. As IG, CRPF, Srinagar he supervised 23 Battalions in Srinagar for Counter Terrorist operations and Law and Order. He was also IG (Trg), CRPF, IG (Pers) CRPF and ADG (Pers), CRPF, before joining the Academy as Director.

He was adjudged the ‘Best Officer Trainee’ of his batch during his basic training in the SVP National Police Academy. He was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2010, the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2016, the Police Medal for Gallantry on Republic Day 2020 and the 1st Bar to PMG on Independence Day 2020. He has been awarded with the Kathin Seva Padak for his duties in Srinagar and the Parakram Padak for an operation in Kashmir. He has been awarded the Ati Utkrisht Seva Padak and Commendation Discs by Director SVP NPA (1), DG J&K (1) and DG CRPF (5).

He is an ultra-marathoner and a Triathlete, he completed the 12 week Police Commando Course with National Security Guard in 1994, won a Silver Medal in Individual Tent Pegging in the All India Police Equestrian Meet, 1997, is a Black Belt in Martial Arts and is trained in Scuba Diving and Sky Diving. He scaled Mount Everest on 22nd May, 2008 as a member of the Indian Police Mount Everest Expedition.

He joined the Academy as Director on December 27, 2019 and was posted as DG, NDRF in November 2021. He continues to hold charge of the post of Director, SVP National Police Academy.



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