Navniet Sekera (IPS Officer) Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Education: IIT Roorkee
Age: 48 Years
Hometown: Etah, Uttar Pradesh


Navniet Sikera

Real NameNavniet Yadav [1]Dainik Bhaskar
ProfessionPolice Officer (IGP)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards & Service Decorations• Chief Minister’s Reward for Innovation (2002)
• President's Police Medal for distinguished service (24/01/05)
• President's Police Medal (26/01/13)
• Director General's Commendation Disc - Silver (15/08/15)
• Director General's COMMENDATION DISC - GOLD (26/01/18)
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 October 1971 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019)48 Years
BirthplaceEtah, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signLibra
College/University• IIT Roorkee (1989-93)
• Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (2010-11)
Educational QualificationB.Tech (CSE)
MBA (Finance, Strategy & Leadership )
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseDr. Puja Thakur Sekera
IPS Navniet Sekera with wife Puja Sekera
ChildrenSon- Devyansh Sekera
Navniet Sekera with his son
Daughter- Arya Sekera
ParentsFather- Manohar Singh Yadav (deceased in January 2019)

Mother- Name not known
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)1,50,000.00 INR per month (as per 7th pay Commission)

IG Navniet Sekera

Some Lesser Known Facts About Navniet Sekera

  • Navniet Sekera was born into a middle-class farmer family.

    Sekera with his parents

    A picture of Navniet Sekera with his parents at Hanuman Mandir in Mirzapur

  • Navniet Sekera’s wife, Dr Puja Thakur Sekera is a Social Activist, Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist, and a Counsellor for Empowering Women against Harassment.
  • Navniet Sekera studied in all-boys Hindi-medium schools till 12th grade.

    A childhood picture of Navniet Sekera

  • Upon attaining good scores in his 12th standard exams, Sekera decided to pursue BSc. He went to Hansraj College in Delhi seeking for an admission form, but just because Sekera lacked English speaking skills, he was humiliatingly turned out of the office.
  • Navniet prepared for the IIT-JEE entrance exam and cleared it on his first attempt. The kid, who was once denied the admission form for a normal engineering college went on to enrol himself at IIT, the pioneer of the engineering in India.
  • While Sekera was doing his post-graduation, there was an incident which made him quit his master’s course in-between. Once, Sekera and his father went to a police station to report a complaint about a piece of their land being illegally captured by a local criminal, but, instead of lodging an FIR, they were disgracefully ejected from the police station. Sekera couldn’t endure the embarrassment of his father; he embarked on the preparation for the UPSC exam and cleared it on his first attempt, to enter the Indian Police Service (IPS), in 1996.

    IG Navniet Sekera with his father

    IG Navniet Sekera and his father Manohar Sekera

  • Sekera’s UPSC final results rank could have allowed him to enter the Indian Administrative Service, but, he decided on the Indian Police Service. He was given his home cadre, his first posting was as the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Gorakhpur.
  • In 2001, Software Engineer Navniet Sekera was rewarded with a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh by the then CM of UP Rajnath Singh, for developing GPS-GIS based Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVLS) during his service as the SP of Technical Services.
  • Navniet Sekera became the youngest police chief (SSP) of the state capital Lucknow, at the age of 32.
  • Sekera is focused on the empowerment of women and the girl child. He was the person who developed and organised the concept of ‘Women Power Line 1090,’ which was started by the UP government in 2012.
  • Sekera is a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Mentor, Growth Hacker, Public Servant, Woman Empowerment Practitioner, and a Policy Designing expert.
  • Sekera is an active member of the Indian film writer’s Association.
  • In his meritorious career, the supercop has shot down around 60 criminals in different police encounters.
  • An MX player web series “Bhaukaal” has been released on the internet, inspired by the real-life incidents of Navniet Sekera during his posting as the SSP, Muzaffarnagar, in 2004. The story displays the battle of an IAS officer Naveen Sekhera (Navniet Sekera) against the mafia rule in Muzaffarnagar, and how he brings down two of the most prominent gangster associations, Shokeen khan gang & Dedha brothers. Watch the full web series for free, on the official site of MX Player. [2]

  • Here’s an interesting video about Navniet Sekera’s biography: