In our country, we have a lot of honest IPS officer and today I am going to tell you about Roopa D Moudgil who gave 17 years of her life in serving the Nation. It has been reported that she has been transferred every year in her career. The brave lady in her recent TEDxDSCEWomen talked about how the condition is for a female officer in a corrupt, male-dominated system.
In her talk, she revealed about how our political system works and sometimes it is exactly how we see in movies. She in her talk also mentioned that it is easy to bend the knee in front of pressures of political corruption and give up into the system than to fight back.
“When people join the Indian Police Service, the IPS, they are starry-eyed with Singham like idealism in mind. But as days roll by and they become part of the system, their idealism waxes, and wanes” she said.
While talking about our politicians she said….. “the VIPs particularly the politicians are given a special treatment of various kinds, one such being policeman given as gunmen to politicians. Gunmen are given as status symbols and the more the gunmen, the higher the stature”.
In her delivered powerful talk she talked about her journey on powerful people like CMs, MPs, MLAs among a few used their power to stop her from doing her duty.
“What is the lesson that the politician is driving home in this? He is creating a fear psychosis in the mind of not just that particular individual bureaucrat but in the whole clan of bureaucrats and if the bureaucrats gets scared and succumbs, the politician succeeds in his purpose”.
Moudgil said, “In a male-dominated police force, the peril is that the woman officer can be ignored, taken for granted, her instructions can be thrown to air at times.”