Roopa Divakar Moudgil
Indian Police Service officer from Davanagere, Karnataka
D Roopa Moudgil is the first lady Kannadiga IPS officer currently working as Inspector General of Police in Bengaluru. She got All-India rank 43 in UPSC in the year 2000 and opted for IPS. As DIG Prisons in July 2017 she exposed corruption in Bengaluru prison and special privileges given to AIADMK leader Sasikala in Bengaluru prison. Independent inquiry committee that inquired into it further vindicated her stand. A case has been registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) based on her report. She is the recipient of the prestigious “President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service”. She was selected by Israel Foreign Ministry to be part of “Discover Israel delegation” to promote ties between the two countries. Her TED Talk “Why Bureaucrats Hesitate To Act” has a record 1.7 million views on TED You-Tube channel, 8 million views on Facebook till date.