Shankar Jiwal is an Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of the 1990 batch of Tamil Nadu cadre. He has held several positions in Tamil Nadu Police and became the Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu on 1 July 2023.
Shankar Jiwal was born on Saturday, 14 August 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Almora, Uttarakhand, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He completed a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) (now – Delhi Technological University) in 1987. He later pursued a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Chennai and a Master’s degree of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) at Anna University, Chennai. He later pursued a career in Indian Police Services.
Height (approx.): 6′ 0″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Salt & pepper
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
There are not much details available about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Mamta Sharma Jiwal. The couple has two daughters.
He follows Hinduism.
He belongs to the Brahmin caste.
He cleared the UPSC examination in 1990 and was allotted to the 1990 batch of Tamil Nadu cadre of Indian Police Services (IPS) on 15 September 1991. He was posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Mannargudi in 1993, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Salem district in 1995, and Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the then governor of Tamil Nadu in 1996. He became the SP of Madurai district in 1999, SP and Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chennai in 2000, Deputy inspector general of police (DGP) and Chief of Police (CoP) of Trichy City.
He was posted as DIG, Intelligence-II, Chennai in 2008, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of Intelligence, Chennai in 2011, and IGP of Special Task Force (STF), Erode in 2011. He became the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of STF, Erode in 2015 and DGP and CoP, Greater Chennai Police in 2021. He assumed the office of DGP, Tamil Nadu on 1 July 2023. He has held other various important positions including IGP of Internal Security and established the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit in Tamil Nadu. He is credited with acquiring modern state-of-the-art surveillance tools for the Tamil Nadu police.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services (PMMS) in 2007
- President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) in 2019
- He likes to study Vedic literature and trek outdoors during his leisure time.
- He also worked at SAIL and BHEL before becoming an IPS.