Mr.R.Nataraj Retired IPS Officer
Mr.R. Nataraj, I.P.S., holds a Masters Degree in Physics from University of Madras. After joining the Police Service in 1975, he obtained Masters Degree in Public Administration and Degree in Law and currently doing his Ph.D. in Madras University. He distinguished himself as the Head of the Combined Police Expedition to hot springs in Ladakh in September, 1980.He served as District Superintendent of Police in various districts. He was deputed to Government of India in 1986 and served as First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, where he coordinated several security related issues. He served as Deputy Inspector General of Police, C.R.P.F., in 1994 and has supervised the Operations of C.R.P.F. troops deployed in terrorists affected areas in Jammu & Kashmir and in North East India. He was posted as Additional Director General of Police, S.T.F., in December 2001 to nab the notorious sandalwood brigade Veerappan. He served as Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai from 2003 to 2006. He has served as Additional Director General of Police in State Human Rights Commission, Economic Offenses Wing.
He served as Additional Director General of Prisons and promoted as a Director General of Prisons where he initiated innovative schemes in correctional administration. He served as Director of Fire and Rescue Services Department from 2009 to 2011 and retired from The Chairman of Tamilnadu Public Service Commission 2012-2013.He was awarded President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1993.
He was awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of Independence Day -1999. He was awarded S.T.F Gallantry Medal in 2004. He has maintained professional ethics of a high order.
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