Rajinder Kumar Vij
Indian Police Service (Retd.)
Rajinder Kumar Vij (M. Tech. Civil Engg.) is a former IPS officer of 1988 batch of the Chhattisgarh cadre. He worked in the Jhabua and Khargone districts as Superintendent of Police. He served in the United Nations Peace Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997-1998 and was awarded the Peace Medal for his services.
Mr. Vij has handled several important assignments such as Inspector General of the Bastar Range, one of the most severely affected Maoist regions in the country; IGP, Durg Range and ADG Police Anti-Naxalite Operations, where he led the force from the front and strengthened the security infrastructure.
He led the Crime Criminal Tracking Network and Systems project in the department and also implemented the Dial-112 project to provide emergency services in Chhattisgarh. He has been awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Services, President Police Medal for Distinguished Services, E-Champion (Dataquest) award for automation initiatives and the FICCI award for smart policing. Mr. Vij is a passionate learner. He writes regularly for national newspapers on topics of police interest, public law and humanitarian issues.