Every day, in every city, town, village, hamlet and district across India, civil servants go to work. Their duties include the enforcement of the law, the empowerment of communities and building a better tomorrow for people like you and me.
It can be a hard responsibility. Doubts have often been expressed in many quarters about the widespread prevalence of politics, corruption, lethargy and a hunger for power in the Indian civil services.
The good news is that a positive transformation in governance is slowly, but steadily, rolling in – thanks to dedicated officers who believe in infusing fresher ideas, unwilling to be stifled by red-tapism and who look forward to changing the country for the better.
Every year we come across different success stories of toppers and there’s one story that The Professional Times is unleashing. This is the inspiring story of Commandant Vijay Agrawal, (IPS 2018, Chhattisgarh Cadre). Mr Agrawal is presently serving as a Commandant at Dog Nodal Unit in Chhattisgarh and has gone through hardships to clear his goal.
Mr Agrawal joined the armed forces in September 1998 from Sagar (MP). He completed his education at Raipur (MP, now the capital of CG). He had been to various important positions in MP till the year 2000 and after the commissioning of the new state Chhattisgarh, he opted to be a part of the Chhattisgarh government.
In the year 2001, he started as the chief security officer of Raj Bhavan, Raipur. Then he served as SDOP in Jashpur (2002), Janjgir (2003), Dhamtari (2005), Kirardul Dantewada (2006) and Dongargardh (2008).
He promoted in the year 2009 and joined AD SP Karwadha, Rajnandgaon (2011), Manpur (2012), Janjgir (2013), Raipur City (2016), AD SP Crime/Traffic Durg (2018) and AD SP Bilaspur City (2018).
He joined the 7th Battalion of CAF (Chhattisgarh Armed Forces) as Commandant in 2019 and became SP, State Police Academy in Dec 2019.
Mr Agrawal received President Medal for Distinguish Service in the year 2020 and Nodal Officer Award for Corona for MHA in the year 2020.