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M. Ravi
Dr. Ravi IPS - Special Task Force.jpg Dr. Ravi IPS - Special Task Force.jpg
Ravi during a training exercise
Born
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materNational Police Academy
St. Joseph's College
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Madurai Kamaraj University
💼 Occupation

Dr. M. Ravi (also popularly known as the Rambo Cop.[1]) is an Indian Police Service officer who belongs to 1991 batch borne in Tamil Nadu Cadre[2] (44 RR – 44th batch of regular recruits). He currently serves as Additional Director General of Police (Special Task Force).[3][citation not found] He holds a PhD in Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University.[citation needed]

Early and personal life[edit]

Ravi did his schooling in Manimegalai Elango High School, Devathur, Dindigul district from 1973 to 1977, and he was the school topper in the State Board exam in 1977. He did his Pre-University Course (PUC) in St.Joseph's College Trichy, during the year 1978.[citation needed]

He secured all India 2nd rank in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) fellowship in agricultural extension and pursued M.Sc (AG) in Agricultural College & Research Institute (AC&RI) from 1983 to 1985.[citation needed]

In December 1985, he joined as an officer in Syndicate Bank and worked in Kerala, Delhi, and Haryana till September 10, 1991 and then reported at LBSNAA - Mussoorie on 15.09.1991 as IPS probationer. Thus his journey into the Indian Police Service began.[citation needed]

Ravi is married to Ms. Deivam from Gobichettipalayam and has two daughters.[1]

Police career[edit]

After completing his training in Hyderabad, He joined as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) training in Sivagangai and after completion of training, he took charge as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Srivaikuntam in 1993, after 11 months of service there, he was transferred to Hosur Sub-Division.[citation needed]

While working in Hosur, he was promoted as Superintendent of Police, Nagapattinam District in 1995 (It consisted of the present Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts).[citation needed]

After a year of service in Nagapattinam district, He served as Superintendent of Police in Pudukottai, Villupuram and Virudhunagar districts. His stint as District Superintendent of Police lasted for about 7 years in all the four districts.[citation needed]

Ravi's long stint in the IPS has seen him on various roles and capacities such as Superintendent of Police - Railways, Chennai, Deputy Commissioner of Police - Traffic, North Chennai and on promotion as DIG, worked as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dindigul and Salem Ranges, Deputy Inspector General of Police - Armed Police, Chennai, Joint Commissioner of Police, North Chennai, Deputy Inspector General of Police - Administration, in the office of the Director-General of Police, Chennai. Again he was posted as Joint Commissioner of Police - North Chennai to handle the issue of Advocate - Police clash in the High Court of Madras.[4][citation not found]

On promotion as Inspector General of Police, he worked as Additional Commissioner of Police - Headquarters and Additional Commissioner of Police - Traffic in Greater Chennai Police, Chennai, Chief Vigilance Officer in Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation[5] (Aavin), Chennai and on promotion as ADGP in December 2016, continued to work as Chief Vigilance Officer in Aavin till May 2017 and then transferred as the Additional Director General of Police - Headquarters, as staff officer to the DGP/Hopf of TN.[citation needed]

Since June 2019, he has been working as the Additional Director General of Police - Crime against Women and Children (CWC), Chennai.[citation needed]

Under his leadership, many new initiatives and innovative measures were taken to address the grievances of women and children through awareness campaigns, training programs, and sensitisation. A special drive was also launched by him against Child Sexual Abuse Material[6] (CSAM). He also launched initiatives to prevent child trafficking.[7]

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Ravi has taken proactive steps to address the domestic violence cases and made sure that women police personnel outreached the victims and settled their grievances.[8] Within 40 days of the COVID-19 lock-down, 3750 cases of domestic violence were solved under his leadership.[9]

Positions Held[citation needed][edit]

Insignia Position Year
Additional Director General of Police, Headquarters, 2017
Inspector general of police

Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited

2011
Additional Commissioner of Police 2009
Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order & Crime) 2009
Deputy Inspector General of Police 2005
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) 2004
District Superintendent of Police - SP 1995
Assistant Superintendent of Police – ASP 1991

Professional Accomplishments[edit]

As Assistant Superintendent of Police, Srivaikuntam subdivision, he completely eliminated the brewing of illicit arrack and the public protested when he was transferred from Srivaikuntam demanding his retention. In Hosur Sub Division, he controlled the dacoities and robberies, as Hosur is bordering with Karnataka State, inter-state criminals were kept under check.[citation needed]

As the Superintendent of Police in Nagapattinam district, he arrested the accused concerned in the sensational Thangam Muthukrishnan bomb blast case[10][citation not found] and controlled the communal riot in Nagore.[10][citation not found]

During his a stint in the Pudukottai district, Ravi completely eliminated the menace of illicit arrack sale & distillation.[citation needed]

In Villupuram District, he created a UNDP Model Police Station in Villupuram town Police Station, after visiting & studying Singapore policing under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)[1] in 1999. He created forty thousand volunteers under Friends of Police as a community policing initiative.[11][citation not found]

He handled the Law&Order issue which arose out of desecration of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue at Tindivanam[12][citation not found] tactfully and brought peace and harmony. When all the police officers &revenue officials could not tackle the situation, he rushed from the meeting of Collectors and election observers in Villupuram, and on the way, he bought a mineral water bottle and flower garland. Before he reached the place, thousands of people had gathered already, preventing the officials from removing the sanders from the statue. He plowed through the crowd and reached the statue along with his gunman Govindaraj. Then he climbed the statue which is 12 feet high and threw away the slipper garland, cleaned the statue with the mineral water, and put the flower garland. The emotionally surcharged crowd was taken aback and started clapping in appreciation of his presence of mind and his tactful handling which averted a major communal clash.[1]

In the year 1999, he renamed transgenders as "Aravani" the name was invented by him.[13] Since then, transgenders are called as "Aravanigal" and thus brought a social change by removing the stigma attached to their earlier name "Aligal", which was derogatory in nature.

As SP - Railways, he busted the gang of "Biscuit Bandits"[14] who sedated the Railway passengers through biscuits and committed theft of their belongings. He arrested the Kingpin "Tapas Mandal" of West Bengal and put an end to this menace.[1]

During his tenure as Superintendent of Police, Viruthunagar District in 2002–2003, he took initiative to abolish child labour in Sivakasi[15][citation not found] and brought out standard operating procedures for the fire cracker industries and outlets to prevent accidents.

As Deputy Inspector General of Police (AP), Chennai, and as Deputy Inspector General of Police in Dindigul & Salem ranges, he took a lot of welfare measures for Police personnel by improving facilities in police lines and organizing special coaching for the wards of Police personnel for competitive exams.[citation needed]

As the Joint Commissioner of Police, Chennai City, he arrested the notorious rowdy elements in North Chennai detained them under Goondas Act[16][citation not found] and rehabilitated their family members through financial assistance which paved the way for reforming criminals.

When he was an Additional Commissioner of Police - Traffic, he introduced a dedicated Facebook page for Chennai Traffic Police and digitized the spot fine system. He also initiated a lot of welfare measures for Police personnel.

He is one of the resource members of Anna Institute of Management[17][citation not found] run by Government of Tamil Nadu where he trained more than 5500 Civil Service aspirants for the last 16 years.[citation needed]

During the year 2004 as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Chennai North,[1] he effectively involved in the rescue and relief operation in the devastating ‘TSUNAMI[18][citation not found]’ and received appreciation and laurels from the public and administration.

During the ‘Gaja’ cyclone[19][citation not found] he was sent to Thanjavur District[20][citation not found] by the Government to attend rescue and relief work which he did with alacrity and thus earned the appreciation of public and farmers.

While serving as CVO in Tamil Nadu Milk Producers' Federation, Chennai, he ensured constant supply of milk during the flash flood in Chennai.[21][citation not found]

As the Additional Director General of Police - Headquarters, in the campus of office of the Director-General of Police, Mylapore, he was instrumental in renovating the White Building [22][citation not found] (fondly referred as Chief Office building) and also introduced a subsidized canteen for the Staff and Public besides establishing a new Milk Booth and Pantry Hall. He assisted in the Modernisation of Police Force in Tamil Nadu[23][citation not found] by initiating various proposals.

As the ADGP of Police (Crime against Women and children), he launched an onslaught against Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) besides creating awareness among women and children on the physical safety, handling of social media and cybersecurity.[24][citation not found]

He caused the arrest of Christopher Alphonse of Palakarai for uploading and sharing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) (commonly referred to as child pornography) on social media websites.[25][citation not found]

Other Accomplishments[edit]

He was the school topper in the Secondary Board of School Exam in 1978.[citation needed]

He is an avid sportsman since his school days and represented the school in Base Ball and Ball Badminton. In college, he was the weight lifting champion and an athlete. He is an avid horse rider, right from his younger days, as his father used to rear horses in his farm in Veriappur, Dindigul District.[citation needed]

In the year 1991, during his foundation course training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie, he got 'Directors Gold Medal for Horse Riding' from the then Director Mr. BN. Yugandhar IAS.,(father of Microsoft CEO Mr. Satya Nadella).[citation needed]

In National Police Academy he was fondly called 'Toughman' and ‘Super COP' by the Deputy Director of NPA Mr. Ramakrishnan IPS.,(West Bengal Cadre) and his batch-mates.[citation needed]

He had been awarded as 'Best Alumni' by the TNAU-Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.[citation needed]

He is a patron of the T.N. Police Badminton Team.[citation needed]

Presidential Awards[edit]

In 2007, he was awarded the [[Indian military decorations|President of India's Police Medal for Meritorious Service[citation needed]

In 2016, he was awarded the President of India's Police Medal for Distinguished service.[citation needed]

Badminton[edit]

In the All India Police Badminton Championships, he has won numerous medals [26]Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".

Year Position Event Place
2008 Silver Singles Dehradun, India
2008 Gold Mixed Doubles Dehradun, India
2009 Gold Mixed Doubles Hyderabad, India
2011 Gold Mixed Doubles Bhopal, India
2012 Silver Singles Nagaland, India
2013 Gold Mixed Doubles Manipur, India

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