Navniet Sekera is an IPS officer and IIT Roorkee alumnus. Presently he is the Inspector General (IG) of Women Power Line, Uttar Pradesh. He is a 1996 UP cadre IPS officer. He is even a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Mentor, Public Servant, Growth Hacker, Women Empowerment Practitioner, and Policy Designing Expert.

Navniet Sekera
Navniet Sekera


Name                                              Navniet Sekera
DOB                                                22-Oct-1971
Age                                                 48 (as of 2019)
Zodiac Sign                                   Libra
Place of birth                               Etah, Uttar Pradesh
Profession                                    Police Officer (IGP)
College                                          IIT Roorkeen (1989-1993)                                                        Indian School of Business(ISB), Hyderbad(2010-11)
Educational Qualification         B.Tech(CSE)                                                       MBA(Finance, Strategy & Leadership)
Nationality                                     Indian



Father                                    Manohar Sing Sekera
Mother                                   Name not known
Marital Status                       Married
Wife                                        Dr.Puja Thakur Sekera
Children                                  Son-Devyansh Sekera                                                      Daughter-Arya Sekera
Navniet Sekera with mother and father.
Navniet with his mother and father.


Height                                      5’10” Inches
Hair color                                 Black
Eye color                                  Black


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 Sliver (15\08\15)           
Director General’s Commendations Disc Gold(26\01\18)        


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Navniet was born on 22 October 1971 in a middle-class peasant family in Etah, Uttar Pradesh to Manohar Sing Sekera.

He did his schooling at All-Boys government school in the Etah district of UP. Then he passed the IIT entrance exam and got into IIT Roorkee. After that, he joined IIT Delhi to complete his Masters but in between, he dropped out of the course and started preparing for civils.

He cleared his UPSC exam in the first attempt and joined Indian Police Services in 1996. He was allotted his home cadre, his first posting was in Gorakhpur as ASP Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Navniet completed his MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Leadership in the year 2011. He cleared the GMAT exam after serving for 14 years.

Navniet Sekera  with his son.
Navniet with his son.


Navniet comes from a farming family. His father Manohar Sing Sekera passed away in January 2020.

His wife Dr.Puja Thakur Sekera is a Motivational Speaker, Social Activist, Counsellor for Empowering Women Against Harassment, and Philanthropist. She was the founder of “Mission Sashakt”, which works for the empowerment of women.

The couple have 2 children Devyansh Sekera (son) and Aryan Sekera (daughter)


As said above Navniet joined Indian Police Service in 1996. After two years of training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad then he was posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Gorakhpur. Later he was transferred to Meerut in Dec 1998.

In 2001 he got promoted to Superintendent of Police and his first posting as SP was Railway Police at Moradabad and then as SP, Technical Services.

Further, he served as SSP in many districts. Later he got promoted to the post of DIG (Deputy Inspector General of Police) in 2012 and then to IG rank after 2 years in 2014.

At present he is the Inspector General of Women Power Line, Uttar Pradesh.

There was a web series named “Bhaukaal” the story was taken from Navniet real-life incidents. This series showed how brave Navniet is.


Navniet has received many awards and appreciation for his bravery her are few awards which he received are Chief Minister’s Reward for Innovation, President’s Police Medal for distinguished service, President’s Police Medal, Director General’s Commendation Disc Sliver, and Director General’s Commendations Disc Gold.      


  • Does he smoke and drink alcohol? We exactly don’t know as he never spoke about it anywhere.
  • Navniet was born in a middle-class farming family.
  • He was the youngest SSP of the state Lucknow, at the age of 32.
  • Sekera is known as an encounter specialist in UP
  • Sekera is an active member of the Indian film Writer’s Association.
  • In 2001 he has rewarded with the cash prize of Rs.5 lakh by the CM of UP then.                                 

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