Senior police officer and Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia, AP Siddiqui, has been awarded President’s Medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of country’s 68th Republic Day.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, JMI, congratulated Siddiqui on this major achievement and said: “We are proud to have an officer of his competence and his presence will immensely benefit the university”.
Siddiqui, a 1991 batch IPS Officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre who joined as Registrar JMI on deputation in October last year, is also recipient of President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2008.
President’s Police Medal is a decoration awarded to members of law enforcement in India for distinguished service in the police or in central police or security organisations. Individuals must be prior recipients of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and must have held that medal for at least six years.
Before joining JMI, Siddiqui, 55, was Addl. Director General of Police (Headquarter) in Himachal Pradesh.
Siddiqui has a wide exposure in key capacities in government as also teaching experience in the Law faculty. Before joining the Police Services, Siddiqui, an LLM from Aligarh Muslim University, taught in the Law faculty in Jodhpur and Jabalpur universities as Assistant Professor. He is also gold medalist in B.Sc. (Zoology) in 1986.
Besides serving as District Police Chief in three districts in Himachal Pradesh, he was also Superintendent of Police – Anti Corruption. In 2001 he was part of the UN’s Mission in Kosovo. He has also served at the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi from 2004-09, on deputation.