Manjari Jaruhar, IPS (Retd)

Manjari Jaruhar, IPS (Retd)

Tata Consultancy Services


Ms. Manjari Jaruhar retired as Special Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). She is one of the first five women police officers in India and the first from the state of Bihar. She was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1976 and has held positions in the State Governments of Bihar and Jharkhand, the National Police Academy (NPA), the CISF and the Central Reserve Protection Force (CRPF).

She has led teams in a wide range of complex and challenging assignments that have prepared her for a career in the private and social sector. From fighting crime to administering a massive organization, Ms. Jaruhar has shown exemplary leadership in a domain traditionally dominated by men.

Her specialties include: Security and protection of large undertakings, recruitment and personnel management, planning and inductions, management of training and gender issues.

Recently, she visited Afghanistan on the invitation of OXFAM and Research Institute of Women Peace and Security, to help them understand changes and improvements required for raising an effective women police force besides professionalizing and mainstreaming them.

Ms. Manjari Jaruhar is presently an Advisor to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) based out of New Delhi. She is also the Chief Coordinator with the Indian Music Industry (IMI) and is a Senior Advisor to 9.9 Media. In addition to this, she recently joined FICCI as its Chairperson of the Committee on Private Security Industry.

She is the recipient of the Government of India’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. She was awarded the Director General’s Commendation Disc for outstanding service twice in the CISF and once when she was with the CRPF.