Dr. Kashmir Singh is a retired IPS officer, plant pathologist and golfer. He served in the police for more than 3 decades in various ranks and positions. He started playing golf at the age of 50 and won several medals in golf for the Indian Police.
Dr. Kashmir Singh was born on Saturday, 30 June 1951 (age 71 years; as in 2022) in Kultana village, Rohtak, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He studied in a local school and later, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rohtak. From 1971 to 1977, he earned a Master of Science degree in mycology and plant pathology and a PhD degree in plant pathology from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. He played athletics in his college and was declared the best athlete at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi for 2 years. He participated in drama and singing competitions. He was a member of the university’s student council and held the post of sports secretary.
Height (Approx): 5′ 10″
Weight (Approx): 80 kg
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Eye colour: black
parents and siblings
There is not much information about his parents.
wife and children
His wife’s name is Anita Singh.
He worked as a plant pathologist in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture from 1977 to 1978. He was in charge of the sea port, air port and land border plant quarantine stations, and was involved with wheat exports to the USSR in 1977.
He joined the Indian Police Service in June 1978 in the Uttar Pradesh cadre. After training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, the National Civil Defense College, Nagpur, the National Police Academy, Hyderabad and the Police Training College, Moradabad, he joined the Uttar Pradesh Police as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Ghaziabad.
Then, he served as ASP Agra and ASP Kanpur and then was promoted to the post of Additional Superintendent of Police. He was posted as SP Rural Area, Meerut and Aligarh after SP City, Bareilly and Moradabad. He was given charge of the district as SP of a district in Ghazipur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bijnor, Firozabad. Then, he served as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prayagraj (erstwhile-Allahabad), SSP Meerut and commanded a battalion of the Territorial Armed Constabulary (PAC). He held the charge of Deputy Inspector General of Police, (DIG) Lucknow Range, DIG PAC, DIG Economic Offenses and Civil Defence. He was promoted as Inspector General (IGP) and given the charge of IG PAC cum Secretary UP Police Sports Control Board, IG Housing and Welfare, Director Telecommunications, Secretary to the Chief Minister of UP, Ministry of Home Affairs and Sports Department, IG Border Area. IG Zone Varanasi and IG Personnel. He was promoted to the post of Additional Director General of Police. He moved to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in 2008 in the post of Joint Secretary. He worked on various issues like development of critical infrastructure, medical facilities in schools, drinking water management, skill development programmes, compensation to the affected. persons affected by violence and atrocities, rehabilitation of affected displaced tribal populations, and implementation of forest rights of tribal populations. In October 2010, he joined CISF as Additional Director General, and he was the head of the Airport Sector in CISF, with all major airports in the country under the security cover of CISF. Under his supervision, CISF was deployed in the metro for the first time. He retired from CISF in June 2011.
Chairman and MD, Ikann Skills and Security Consultants
After his retirement in 2011, he started his own company named IKANN Skills & Security Consultants Private Limited, an assessment body listed with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. His company conducts online and offline assessment work in 31 areas of the Skill Development Initiative Scheme. He also heads another company Amba Infrawell Private Limited, an IT company.
He started playing golf in 2000 during his police service. He won the All India Police Golf Championship in 2001. He won the gold medal in the World Police and Fire Games held in Barcelona, Spain in 2003. He won the silver medal in the World Police. and the 2005 Fire Games held in Quebec City, Canada. He won three gold medals in four events at the World Police and Fire Games held in Adelaide, Australia in 2007. He won the gold medal in the World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu. , China in 2019. He won the silver medal at the World Police and Fire Games held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2022.
A silver for ‘grey’
Congratulations to Master Golfer, Dr. Kashmir Singh IPS (Retd.) for winning Silver Medal at the young age of 70. #WorldPoliceAndFireGamesMaking Netherlands and India proud.#WorldPoliceGames2022#weldonupp @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/c0uaDoNn9D
– UP Police (@Uppolice) 30 July 2022
- Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1995
- Police Medal for Gallantry in 1997
- President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003
- Best Golfer of Indian Police in 2001
- He played athletics in his college and was declared the best athlete at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi for 2 years. He also participated in drama and singing competitions.
- In 2002, he was appointed Secretary by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati and became the first IPS officer to be appointed as Secretary to the Chief Minister.
- He is the settlor of a trust named Achievers Foundation for Socio-Economic Empowerment.
- He is an ardent follower of Dr. BR Ambedkar and actively works for the empowerment of Dalits.
- He was persuaded by LGC captain Dr. Ru Ray to start playing golf.
- He has a Diploma in Basic French Language.
- His PhD thesis was on smut disease of millet.
- In 1978, during training, he suffered a slipped disc injury in his back and the doctor operated on it. He was told not to train or play any sport for the rest of his life.