IPS Navniet Sekera

Navniet Sekera was born on 22nd October 1971. He was born in a small town of UP named Etah. He completed his formal schooling at an All-Boys Government School in Etah.

He cracked the engineering entrance exam and got admission to IIT Roorkee. He majored in Computer Science and Engineering course between 1989-93. He applied for MTech in IIT Delhi but dropped his education in between to pursue UPSC Civil Services.

After successfully attempting and clearing the UPSC exam, he joined Indian Police Services (IPS) in 1996.  He decided to further incline his knowledge base and cleared the GMAT exam to get admission to the Indian School of Business and studied MBA in Finance, Strategy and Leadership.

After completing two years of intensive training at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, he formally got posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police of Gorakhpur.

Navniet's wife, Dr Puja Thakur Sekera is a Social Activist, Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist, Counsellor for Women Empowerment. She is the founder of Mission Sashakt which is a foundation working towards the empowerment of women.

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.

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.

An MX player web series “Bhaukaal”, 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 IPS officer Naveen Sekhera (Navniet Sekera) against the mafia rule in Muzaffarnagar,