Smt. Archana Ramasundaram
Born on 1st October 1957, Smt. Archana Ramasundaram is a post graduate in Economics and has also acquired M.S. Degree in Criminology from the University of Southern California, USA. Appointed to the Indian Police Service and allotted to Tamil Nadu. She worked as SP, Nilgiris, SP (Vigilance and Anti Corruption) and DIG, Vellore Range. She also served as DIG, CBI at New Delhi and became the first woman to be promoted as JD in CBI. As ADGP, she headed the Directorate of Prosecution, EOW, Crime-Branch CID and Police Housing Corporation in Tamil Nadu. Promoted as DG in 2012. She worked as DG/TN Uniformed Services' Recruitment Board, Chennai and also as DG, National Crime Records Bureau. New Delhi in 2016, as DG Sashastra Seema Bal, she earned the distinction of being the first woman chief of a Para-military Force in India. She was awarded the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1995 and the President's Police Medal for distinguished Service in 2005. She has been appointed as Non-Judicial Member of Lokpal on 27th March 2019.