IPS gains popularity among professionalsEditorial Team403|0Last Updated:08:55 am, July 15, 2012
Till a few years ago, Shweta Chauhan was a lecturer at Delhi University and analysed Shakespeare and John Keats. Now she spends more than 12 hours in a police station to train as an Indian Police Service officer and is enjoying every moment of it.
Like Chauhan, there are many other professionals, including a doctor, a psychologist and a copy editor who have quit their comfortable well-paying jobs to join the IPS. Currently 10 such IPS trainees are undergoing training at various police stations in the capital.
Besides Chauhan, the others are: Santosh Kumar Meena, Rajender Pradhan Meena, Amit Sharma, Sagar Singh Kalsi, Eish Singhal, Isha Pandey, Vijender Kumar Yadav, Benita Mary Jaiker and A. Koan - all from diverse professional backgrounds.
Benita Mary Jakier, a 26-year-old psychologist, decided to quit her profession due to her deep attraction for the 'uniform'. She cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam in her first attempt and secured the rank 120.
"This profession is not as easy as other people think it to be. During my SHO training, I was able to sleep only for four hours in three days. But the feel of the uniform on my shoulders enhances my stamina and I forget my tiredness," said Jaiker.
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