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Bhaskar Rao[edit]

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Mr. Bhaskar Rao (IPS)

Bhaskar Rao (24th May 1964 - Present) is an Indian Police Service Officer.[1] from Bangalore, Karnataka. He is the 33rd Commissioner of Police[2] for Bangalore City[3], incumbent since 2nd of August, 2019[4]. He was born in Tamil Nadu[5] but, his original ancestry is from Karnataka[6]. He completed his higher studies from Bangalore University[7] and is an IPS officer[8] of Karnataka cadre – 1990 batch[9]. He has served in various challenging and important positions in the Police Department. He completed his basic training at Lalbahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie[10] and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad[11].

Early life[edit]

Born on 24th May 1964 at Nungambakkarm, Chennai, India[12], Bhaskar Rao was brought up in Karnataka. Bhaskar Rao did his early schooling in various parts of Bihar and Bengaluru. He started schooling in Mount Carmel School, Bokaro Thermal Power Station, Kamala Nehru Makkala Mandira, Bangalore, Sri Kumaran’s Children Home, Bangalore, Notre Dame Academy and St. Michaels High School, Patna, Bihar. He completed his PUC from St. Joseph’s Arts & Science College, Bangalore[13] and Degree from National College, Jayanagar, Bangalore[14] in Psychology, Economics and Sociology.  He completed MA in Economics from Bangalore University. He started his career as an Army officer later worked as a Lecturer in Economics at NMKRV Women’s College, Bengaluru, and then as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Change. He joined the police department as Superintendent of Police and served in Mandya, Davanagere, Shimoga, Hubli, Dharwad, Coorg and, Bangalore Rural District.[15][16][17][18][19] He was an active member of NCC[20] (Armored Corp) and NSS (National Service Scheme)[21].[22]

Family Background[edit]

Bhaskar Rao is the son of Sri R.S. Raghunath Rao and Smt. Shakunthala Rao. His Father Sri Raghunath Rao served as an Engineer-in-Chief with the Government of Bihar, and his mother Smt. Shakunthala worked as a teacher.


Bhaskar Rao's Interest in Cycling.

Bhaskar Rao is interested in outdoor activities, especially cycling. He is a long-distance runner and has participated in many marathons such as: Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Air Tel Delhi Half Marathon, Pondicherry Marathon, Bangalore Midnight Marathon, Kaveri Trail Half Marathon[23][24]. He likes driving and other adventure sports. Bhaskar Rao is also an avid reader of self-improvement books. Being an environment lover and, promoter of Empowerment of Constables and Lower Rank Officers, he has identified himself with several developmental causes.

Positions Held[edit]

Sl no. Position Held[25] Duration Place
1 Commissioner of Police Aug 2019 – Present Bengaluru Area, India
2 Additional Director General of Police, KSRP Jan 2017 – 02 Aug 2019 Bengaluru Area, India
3 Additional Director General of Police, Crimes, Technical Services, Forensic lab and Canine squad Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 Bengaluru Area, India
4 Additional Director General of Police, Directorate civil rights enforcement Jul 2015 – Dec 2015 Bengaluru Area, India
5 Additional Director General of Police, State Crime record and Police IT Jan 2015 – Jun 2015 Bengaluru Area, India
6 Inspector-General of Police May 2011 – Sep 2013 Bengaluru Area, India
7 Commissioner, Member of & Karnataka pollution board,

Board member of Northwest Road Corporation. Chairman of State Transport Authority

Jul 2008 – May 2011 Bengaluru Area, India
8 Commissioner of Police Jun 2007 – Jan 2008 Mysuru Area, India
9 Director, Security Vigilance and Operations

Board member BMTC. KSRTC, India

Mar 2004 – May 2007 Mysuru Area, India
10 Deputy Commissioner of Police July 2003 - Feb 2004 Bengaluru Area, India
11 Managing Director

[Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited, Bangalore]

Aug 2002 – Jun 2003 Bengaluru Area, India
12 Superintendent of Police Apr 2001 – Jul 2002 Bangalore Rural District
13 Superintendent of Police Dec 1999 – April 2001 United Nations, Yugoslavia
14 Superintendent of Police Sep 1996 – Nov 1999 Madikeri Area, Kodagu District, India
15 Deputy Commissioner of Police [Law and Order] Mar 1994 – Sep 1996 Hubli- Dharwad City, India
16 Assistant Superintendent of Police Mar 1993 – Feb 1994 Shivamoga Area, India
17 Assistant Superintendent of Police Oct 1992 – Feb 1993 Davangere, India


  • Poorna Chandra Tejaswi Award in September 2017.
  • Awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in August 2015[27].
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  • Awarded President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service 2008.
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  • United Nation’s Medal for Services rendered in War Territory of Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia – 2000.
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  • Numerous appreciation letters from Government and Director General & Inspector General of Police for specific, commendable tasks performed.

Notable Contributions[edit]

  • Efficiently handled the demand of separation of Coorg from Karnataka.[28]
  • Creation of Training Manual for newly created Kosovo Police Service with International Criminal Investigation Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), Department of Justice, USA at Vucitrn Police School, Pristina, Kosovo[29].
  • Confidence-building measures among American Companies post 9/11 held in Bangalore as a Superintendent of Police, Bangalore District.
  • Affected Transport Reforms for the issue of Driving Session, Electronic Driver Testing Track and vehicle Registration using Smart Cards and discontinuing RC books, as Commissioner for Transport.
  • Introduced, first-ever reservation of web-based Bus seat booking called ‘Any Where Any Time Advance Reservation’ (AWATAR) similar to Airline Seat Reservation system.
  • He was the one who introduced Volvo Fleet in Karnataka State Transport Undertaking[30].
  • He was responsible for Creation of Karnataka State Industrial Security Force[31].
  • He was responsible for the strengthening of Karnataka Coastal Security Police.[32]
  • He was responsible for Conducting of 60th All India Police Duty Meet-2016 at Mysore in December 2016[33].
  • He completed a 1750 Kms. “Karnataka Darshan” a Cycle ride across Karnataka State to promote Communal Harmony, Sanitation, Confidence Building. He also was responsible to raise the morale of Policemen by promoting fitness[34]


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