Former DG, NDRF

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OP Singh, IPS

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PROFILE (Current assignment & past experience) 

  • The Officer is serving as Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), India’s premier federal specialized force for responding to natural disasters and CBRN emergencies.
  • He is a senior official with the Indian Police Service since 1983. He has vast experience and deep insight into the functioning of law enforcement, security, intelligence and crime prevention, managing mega events and criminal investigation. He has also served in various organizations in Government of India such as  Special Protection Group (PM’s security), CRPF dealing with issues connected with internal security of the country as well as  CISF looking after security of 59 airports of the country.

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Professional competency (Major Achievements) 

  • As chief of India’s specialized Response Force, he has led major search and rescue operations in various natural disasters that hit the country in 2014-16. In Jammu & Kashmir urban flood, not only did he galvanize his force immediately, but led the humanitarian rescue operations from the front winning encomiums from local population, State Government and national media.
  • NDRF, under his command, conducted excellent urban search and rescue work during Nepal Earthquake which was appreciated by United Nations at global level and by the Government of Nepal. He prided being on the part of the rescue mission during Chennai Urban Flood in 2015 where NDRF, under his close supervision, saved thousands of human lives.
  • During his leadership position with NDRF, he oversaw a budget of approximately $ 148 million and planned and executed 8 major disaster response programmes benefiting more than 30 million people in India and Nepal.
  • As Chief of Response Force, he contributed towards refinement of Disaster Management Plan, development of capacity building of various stakeholders and conduct of SAADMEx 2015 attended by SAARC countries of the region. 

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Decorations/Medals 

  • The Government of India has awarded him with the Indian Police Medal for Gallantry, Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Police Special Duty Medal, Disaster Response Medal and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services.
  • He has received appreciations from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for excellent service–oriented policing in Ardh Kumbh Mela at Allahabad and resolving long-standing disputes between Shia & Sunnies at Lucknow.
  • He was given Distinguished Leadership Award for Disaster Resilience by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice on International Human Rights Day in 2015.

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EDUCATION  

  • Masters Degree in Political Science
  • MBA in Disaster Management
  • MPhil degree from Madras University 

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • 2011 “Safal Aarkshi Kaise Bane”
  • 2016 “Nepal Bhukamp : Zindgi ki Talash”

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SELECTED (RECENT) PRESENTIONS 

  • Emerging Challenges from Disasters & Indian Response Mechanism (Before Hon'ble Prime Minister)
  • Disaster Response : Mechanism and Resources in India (Consular Conference on Crisis Management at Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi)
  • Capability of NDRF
  • India’s Response to Disasters: Unfolding Capacity
  • NDRF Response in Nepal Earthquake
  • NDRF in Nepal
  • Responding to the Challenges of Disaster Risks
  • SAADMEx-2015 : Beginning of a new journey in South Asia 

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 SELECTED MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on North East Earthquake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiQzevsA2XI&feature=youtu.be 

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (Zee News)

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpzamS61BgY 

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (AAJ Tak)

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQAl3F4UqA

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (DD News)

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdsD2vWJxcQ 

August 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Flood 2016 (DD News)

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYRBeOMqwQ

July 2016 : Report on Uttrakhand Coludburst (English)

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8jXqWamJkQ

July 2016 : Report on Uttrakhand Coludburst

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIXEO-6toNQ   

April 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on Times Now on Kolkata incident

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDKvsHxK_E&index=1&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45%C2%B7  

April 2016 : DG NDRF Interview on NDTV on Kolkata Incident

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeH01vs_EHM&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45&index=2

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlKl2VZF2NY&index=3&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

May 2015 : DG NDRF during Nepal Operation on Times Now

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUsnXc064s&index=4&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SRKRztZfIU&index=5&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txLFKjCgCys&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45&index=7

May 2015 : DG NDRF during Nepal Operation on NDTV 24x7

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDPGFIcx2NI&index=6&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

May 2015 : DG NDRF during Nepal Operation on DD News

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AznnkdDg1k8&index=8&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUvNi97azUo&index=9&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45 

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_-3m_vy4Vw&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45&index=10

March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on RSTV

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWDEzYYnxTk&index=11&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on NewsX

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH9P6hG7ISw&index=12&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

March 2015 : DG NDRF during J&K Flood on Focus News

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI929xYUmiU&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45&index=28

March 2015 :DG NDRF Media Briefing

 ☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NQv4XTU_mc&index=14&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

March 2015 : DG NDRF on Situation In J&K

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsV__RLLmF4&index=32&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

March 2015 :DG NDRF on NEWS EXPRESS with MoSJitender Singh

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQfCvV5lI8&index=26&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45

October 2014 :SeedhaSamvad: A Talk with NDRF DG on DD News

☞   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaLdp1Rcm90&list=PLrM5i3W2GWKNsZ9kKW679igQZDi1kWt45&index=31

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