Dr. Dalbir Bharti, IPS (Retd)
M.A., LL.B., Ph.D
Dr. Dalbir Bharti was born on 14 April 1960 in village Banmandori, district Fatehabad of Haryana State in India. He got his primary education at his village Government Primary School from where he passed 5th class in 1972 and stood first in the cluster of villages in the Board examination. He did Matriculation in 1977 from Government High School, Bhattu Kalan, a small town about 7 km from his village. He was married on 25 June 1975, while he was in 8th standard. As he needed a job as early as possible to shoulder the family’s responsibility, he took admission in the Industrial Training Institute, Nathusari-Chopta in Sirsa District of Haryana and obtained Diploma in English Stenography, standing first in the Institute.
On the basis of a competitive examination, he was selected for State Bank of India in March 1980 in the clerical cadre. While working in the SBI, he did his B.A from Panjab University, Chandigarh and M.A. (Political Science) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra as a private candidate.
He passed the Government of India’s Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi and was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1987. While being in the IPS, he continued his studies and did LL.B. from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, securing first position in the University. Subsequently, he did his Ph.D from University of Mumbai on “The Constitution of India and Criminal Justice Administration” in 2001.
Service and Experience:
After serving State Bank of India for about eight years, he joined the IPS in December 1987 and was allotted to Maharashtra cadre. He did his foundational course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and basic police training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He was given Maharashtra State trophy for securing first position in the regional language examination at the National Police Academy.
After completion of his training, he served in Maharashtra State and also in the Centre in various capacities. He was Assistant Superintendent of Police in Solapur and Thane districts (1989-91); Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aurangabad (1992-1994); Deputy Director, Maharashtra Police Academy, Nasik (1994-95); Superintendent of Police, Sindhudurg district (1995-97); Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai (1997-2000); on study leave (2000-01); Superintendent of Police, Jalna district (2001-2002); Commandant, State Reserve Police Force, Nagpur (2003); and Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), Nagpur (2003-2006). He was on deputation to the Government of India and was Deputy Inspector-General of Police in Central Reserve Police Force (2006-08) having battalions in Assam, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir and Chhatisgarh. After his return from central deputation, he worked as Inspector-General of Police, Amravati Range (comprising Amravati Rural, Akola, Buldana, Yavatmal and Wasim Districts of Maharashtra (2008-11). After completion of his tenure of about 3 years as IGP Amravati Range, he was transferred to Pune, where he worked for a short period as Director, Maharashtra Intelligence Academy.
While working as Deputy Commissioner of Police, district Superintendent of Police, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), and Range Inspector General of Police, he handled many communal and law and order problems and a large number of complicated and sensational criminal cases of murders, dacoities, rapes, kidnapping, dowry deaths, bank frauds, cheating etc. As Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), Nagpur, he represented the Maharashtra State in the High Court and the Supreme Court of India in many serious and sensational cases. He organized many workshops and training courses on various Police and Law subjects such as Bank Frauds and Cheating; Crime against women, Juvenile Justice System; Mental Health, Narcotics Drugs, Forensic Science, Police Investigation; Security of Vital installations; Protection of VIPs. Working as Deputy Inspector-General of Police in the CRPF, he had opportunities to tour and serve in various parts of India including the insurgency affected areas of Assam, terrorism affected areas of Jammu & Kashmir, and naxal affected areas of Chhattisgarh.
After serving the Indian Police Service for 24 years, he took voluntary retirement from the Government Service in November 2011. He worked as Consultant/Group President in a big corporate house at Mumbai for two and half years. Presently, he is Mumbai/Delhi-NCR based Advocate & Legal Consultant and actively involved in education related social activities.
Writings and Lectures:
He has written four books—(1) The Constitution and Criminal Justice Administration; (2) Police and People: Role and Responsibilities; (3) Pulice evam Log: dono ke adhikar va jimmedariyan; (4) Women and the Law; and (5) Social Harmony. His book Pulice evam Log has been awarded Pt. Govind Vallabh Pant Puraskar by the Government of India for 2010-11. The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology, published by Routledge Publishers New York and London and released in August 2019, has a chapter “India: A Historical Perspective of the Criminal Justice System” contributed by Dr Dalbir Bharti.
He has delivered lectures at Universities, Academies, Colleges and other educational institutes on the Constitution, Law, Human Rights, Criminal Justice System, Career Planning, etc. While he was posted in Mumbai, he was a guest speaker at the University of Mumbai and delivered lectures to the post-graduate students on the Law, Human Rights and Criminal Justice System.
He is Founder President of Bharti Education and Development Society, a charitable organization, registered with the Registrar of Societies, Delhi in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Society runs Libraries and Reading Rooms at various places for the poor and needy students; provides financial aid to poor students by way of scholarships and interest free education loans; organizes free coaching and various other educational activities such as general knowledge tests, essay competitions, debates and quiz contests for the students/candidates planning and preparing for various competitive and entrance examinations.
He is Chairman of Vision India Research Centre (www.virc.in), established with the mission of serving the nation and society through research, publications, debates and other such means for removing social evils and gender discriminations.