|Civil Servant (IPS)
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Salt and Pepper
|2019: Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award by IIT Kanpur
|Date of Birth
|21 November 1979 (Wednesday)
|Age (as of 2022)
|• 1985-1986: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Guwahati
• 1986-1993: St. Paul's School, Barauni Refinery Township, Bihar
• 1993-1994: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bairagarh, Bhopal
• 1994-1995: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Noida
• 1995-1997: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
|Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Mechanical Engineering (1997 - 2001) Vikas Vaibhav - Linkedin
|A-13, Police Colony, Anisabad, Patna
|Travelling, Photography, Reading, Writing
|On 10 February 2023, he was given a show-cause notice after a screenshot of his tweet about "listening to abuse from DG madam every day" went viral on social media. He was alleged of violating provisions of Rule 3 of the All India Service Conduct Rules, 1968 with the allegations of violation of confidentiality. In the notice, it was mentioned,
The matter of recording by you in the viral message has been brought into the public domain. It is clear from this that the discussions held in the office meetings are recorded by you. This shows your wrong intention. It is also in violation of the relevant provisions of the Official Secrets Act. IPS Vikas Vaibhav has tried to tarnish the image of his senior official by making baseless allegations through social media. His conduct is completely contrary to the conduct of a senior police officer and is indicative of his indiscipline, lack of duty and acts against the law."
After the controversy, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar disapproved of the actions of Vikas and said,
You should know this very well, anyone working in a job, an officer, their job is not to tweet. This is the worst thing. If they have a problem, they should inform their department or seniors. They should convey it personally, not declare it publicly. This is the law."
On 13 February 2023, he sought a transfer out of the department and sanction of a 60-day leave he had applied earlier. On 16 February 2023, the home department also issued him a notice for making official meetings public. The Print
|Relationships & More
|17 February 2005
|Father- Name Not Known (engineer at Centre for High Technology)
Mother- Name Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vikas Vaibhav
- Vikas Vaibhav is an Indian civil servant who is known for being the IPS officer of Bihar.
- He wanted to join the Civil services since childhood. When he was in class seventh, an incident inspired him to join the service. In an interview, he shared the incident and said that in Samastipur, there was a place called Panḍav Asthan, which was bad-mouthed by the people. Vaibhav wanted to stop them from speaking badly about the place, but he could not because he was a child. Then, he saw the District Collector taking strict action on those people and that is when he realized how powerful a District Collector was.
- His dream of joining the service became more strong when he was in IIT. The condition of law and order and education was very bad at that time, so he decided to bring a change by joining the bureaucracy. When he was in his last year of IIT, he started preparing for the Civil Services exam and cleared it in one attempt.
- When he was in college, he was the Hall President.
- When he was in SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad in 2003-2004, he loved Cross Country Running.
- He started his career as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationer), at SVPNPA in Hyderabad in December 2003. In January 2005, he started working as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationer), in Bhagalpur. He was also an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Aurangabad (September 2005), Danapur (December 2005), Patna (March 2006), Bagaha (December 2006), Rohtas (August 2008), Darbhanga (February 2011), and Purnea (Septemebr 2015). In December 2011, he started working as Superintendent of Police at National Investigation Agency. In June 2015, he became the Senior Superintendent of Police in Patna. In December 2015, he started training as Assistant to the Inspector General of Police, Patna. From May 2017 to January 2020, he held the position of the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Eastern Range, Bhagalpur, and Bihar. In January 2020, he became the Deputy Inspector General of Police at Anti Terrorist Squad, Bihar. In January 2021, he became the Special Secretary of the Home Department, Government of Bihar. In October 2022, he was appointed as the Inspector General of Homeguards and Fire Services, Bihar.
- When he was the SSP of Bihar, Congress President Ashok Chaudhary called him and asked him to not take action against some members of the party’s student wing leaders. But, Vaibhav ordered the Patna police to file an FIR against the leader for influencing the police investigation.
- In 2008, Vaibhav was responsible for liberating the Rohtas Fort from the Maoists. The fort was not in good light under the Maoists and was called a liberated zone. Black flags used to be hoisted on the occasion of national festivals, but he was the first person to unfurl the Indian flag at the fort for the first time.
- When he joined Bagha as the SP, he tried to win people’s trust as a result of which the Lok Sabha election was held there for the first time in 2009.
- In 2011, when he was in NIA, he got an opportunity to investigate Indian Mujahidin.
- In 2013, he also played a major role in arresting the accused in the Bodhgaya Bomb blast case.
- In 2018, he started ‘Lok Samvad,’ to finish the ‘Police-Public’ gap in Bhagalpur.
- He often organizes meetings for common people and listens to their problems. In 2007, when he was the SP of Bagha, the people of the area dedicated a crossroads after his name, in a village named Samarkola for his committed and friendly attitude towards the people. In an interview, he talked about this and said,
When I heard the people have named a ‘Chowk’ after my name in 2017, I was touched. It has been nine years since I left Bagha but people still remember me, which is something I still cherish.”
- In 2021, he started the campaign ‘Let’s Inspire Bihar’ where he inspires the youth that gets worried about social and employment tensions in the state. In 2022, he tweeted that he would provide free coaching to students from poor backgrounds who wanted to appear in the IIT and NEET examinations. The coaching would be conducted in Patna and Bhagalpur. Before the coaching, the students will appear for a test and will be selected by experienced teachers.
- In November 2022, his official pistol was stolen from his house. A suspect, who was the son of Vaibhav’s watchman was taken into custody, but he denied the accusations. During the investigation, when the police saw the CCTV footage, they found out that the pistole was lying near a tree in his own house.
- He likes teaching young students and often explores heritage archaeological sites with his family. He often posts about the history of the state and other aspects of cultural, social, educational, scientific and democratic grandeur on his social media to help the youngsters. He also posts inspiring verses from the Vedas on his Twitter handle and writes blogs about the historical lands of India.
- He runs a blog page named ‘Silent pages’ which he started in 2013 where he shares detailed research on the lesser-known stories of Indian history. In an interview, he said that he had visited more than 200 ancient sites throughout the country and foreign destinations as well. In an interview, he said that he loved to inspire the youth of the country.
- Vaibhav also runs a YouTube channel ‘Vikas Vaibhav, IPS’ in which he guides Civil Service aspirants. His students have given him the name “Guru Cop” i.e. Guruji. The channel has almost 2 lakh subscribers. In the interview, he talked about this and said,
So, the way India is going to be in the next millennium would depend on India’s youth and only the youth who have solid foundation and understanding of India’s deep cultural heritage would be able to take it forward. So, the only hope is for the youth because the other people have already done whatever they could have done. But, India in the new millennium depends on what the youth of India thinks fit.”
- He learned a lot of life lessons from Sir Edwin Arnold’s magnum opus ‘The Light of Asia.’ During his struggle days, he used to read Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s poems which helped him gain confidence and hope.
- In an interview, he said that wherever he was posted, he used technology during the investigation of cases or police patrolling. In the interview, he shared a case and said that when he was the SP of Patna, car theft was very common and only 5% of cars were recovered. The remaining percentage of people used to visit police stations regularly to redeem the insurance benefit. To improve this situation, he asked the officers to submit a report if the car was not recovered within 45 days. He told them if the report was not submitted, they would not get their salaries. They started maintaining an excel sheet and kept a record of the officers who did not submit the report. This changed the situation in the area a lot.
- In an interview, he said that he is always eager to learn new things. He often visited CNLU and other educational institutions to listen to lectures on terrorism and heritage.