Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya:
She has 33 years of a scintillating career behind her. She was the first women to become DGP of a state, the second to join the I.P.S. in 1973 and the first women IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh Cadre. She has a post-graduation in English Literature, an M.B.A. in 1993 from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
She was selected to represent India at the Interpol meeting held in 2004 in Cancun, Mexico. She attended several special trainings and courses since 1980, six weeks in Human Resources Management (NITIE), Bombay, one week in Economic Crime Investigation Management, Singapore organized by the CommonWealth Secretariat, Uk and a three weeks program in Advanced Management at the National Police Academy at Hyderabad. She has received many prestigious awards such as the President's Medal for long and meritorious services in 1989, the President's Medal for distinguished services in 1997, the Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2004 for excellent all round performance and as an outstanding woman achiever. As the chairperson of the All India Women in Police, Uttranchal Police, she hosted the 2nd Women in Police Conference that was praised by His Excellency the President of India as "an excellent performance". She was selected to become DG amongst a number of officers because of her inegrity and sensitivity to the problems of the common man. She projected the issues relating to the recruitment, training and continuing of women in police in India at the DGPs Annual Conference and to the Training Heads from across the country on behalf of Bureau of Police Research and Development.
She is continuing her career as Director General of Police, Uttranchal and also as a Chairperson of All India Women Police. She has various other interests. She writes poetry and takes part in dramatics. She also played the lead role in a TV serial on National Network and helped in the evolving of another TV serial for the National Network.