Bioprofile of Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, H.E. the Governor, Uttarakhand




Dr. Krishan Kant Paul,

Governor He has been serving  the State of Uttarakhand as its Governor from January 2015 onwards. Before coming to Uttarakhand, he remained the Governor of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland for varying duration.

Date of Birth

6th February, 1948


M.Sc (Hons) Ph.D. A number of scientific papers in international journals of repute and newspaper articles have been published

Service I.P.S in 1970

UPSC Assignment

After serving for 3 years and 6 months (longest ever tenure) as Commissioner of Police (Delhi),he demitted office  in July 2007. Held a Constitutional Position as Member U.P.S. C. for  over five years and six months


In an outstanding public service career of over  37 years under Govt. numerous decorations and Commendations were received from the Government and work was recognised and acclaimed by the General Public and social organizations


1. Special Duty Medal (Andaman & Nicobar) 
2. Police Medal for Meritorious Services 
3. President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services 
4. Special Duty Medal (Bar) Arunachal 
5. Internal Security Medal

General Medal (tenure based)

1. Sangram Medal 
2. Paschim Star
3. 25 years of Indian Independence
4. 50 years of Indian Independence


After demitting office of Commissioner of Police, Delhi in July, 2007, he took up the prestigious Constitutional position as Member UPSC where he served for over five years and six months. He has over 47 years of experience in Constitutional matters, Administration, Law & Order and Security Intelligence at top levels in the Government. During this period he has handled very sensitive and important assignments in the Government in an outstanding manner. As Commissioner of Police, Delhi he commanded over 70,000 men and officers and played a pivotal role in various law and order, intelligence, security and other important affairs of the State, pertaining to Delhi. He was Chief of Police in the sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh for over 2 years during a crucial period.

Sensitive Investigations

He has handled several cases of national and international importance. He was specially selected to investigate the assassination case of Smt. Indira Gandhi. In addition, the racket involving cricket match fixing, several bomb blast cases terrorist crimes and international crimes were successfully worked out under his supervision.

Enquiry into Tehelka matters

He has worked as Director, SIT Venkatswamy Commission of Inquiry and Phukan Commission of Inquiry into Tehelka matters. This work involved personal scrutinizing from vigilance and anti-corruption angle, over 1000 files of MOD, GOI, pertaining to 14 defence deals within the purview of Commissions.

Modernisation and developmental work

Modernisation of Delhi Police was placed on a firm footing by him through systematic introduction of latest technologies in a scientific manner. He put on stream the use of information technology in investigation of crime, establishment of a cyber lab and online coordination with neighbouring States. He introduced several modern systems in policing and was able to obtain 5 ISO certifications in crucial areas like licensing, recruitment etc. Crimes against women were brought on top priority and a new scheme `Parivartan' was successfully launched by him with community participation.

Research and Academics

His Ph.D thesis in Fluorine chemistry was highly commended and resulted in 15 research publications, of a technical nature, in international scientific journals of repute. He has remained in touch with academics all through his career and written numerous scientific and popular articles, which have been published in the media. His 'middles' continued  to be published in The Tribune, on a regular basis. He also wrote a column "Brass Tacks".

Constitutional Position

As a Member of the UPSC, he had the unique experience of developments in the HR area and various aspects of personnel management in respect of senior officers of Government of India. He interacted with University Vice-Chancellors and other academicians to ensure the integrity and efficacy of selection procedures for the interviews of Civil Services Exam, and other top level promotions in the Government. He was also involved in the recent changes in the UPSC for the examinations and selection procedures for the Civil Services.

Diversity in Experience (work with tribals)

Having worked as a Superintendent of Police in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, he undertook extensive touring and established fresh channels of communication with the tribal communities (1973 - 75). As Chief of Police for over two years in the sensitive state of Arunachal Pradesh, he had developed very harmonious relations with the tribals. Touring in the interior and in depth, helped him understand the problems of tribals. A welfare orientation was given to the police community relation programme by him which was highly successful. 


Source : Rajbhawan-Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 21-08-2018