Dr. Muktesh Chander (IPS)

DG - Goa Police

Dr. Muktesh Chander (IPS)

Speaker Bio

Dr. Muktesh Chander graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Delhi University in first class with distinction. After doing one year specialization in Statistical and Quality Control and Operations Research from ISI, Madras, he joined Bharat Heavy Engineering Limited as a Quality Control Engineer and received several awards for improvement in the quality and productivity.

In 1988 he joined Indian Police Service and has remained posted to several places including DIG Goa and Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime, and Traffic Delhi and IG Daman Diu. He has served as Centre Director Cyber Division and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre in National Technical Research Organization under Prime Ministers’ Office. He was specially selected as United Nation Police Observer and has monitored, trained and advised police in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe for 1 year. He has also done Hostage Negotiation course at Louisiana State Police Academy, USA and Law Enforcement Executive Development Course with FBI, Los Angeles, USA.

Dr. Muktesh Chander also holds a law degree from Delhi University, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Cyber Laws from Amity Law School and Masters Degree in Criminology & Police Science. He has also got Ph.D. in Information Security Management from I.I.T., Delhi.

He has been awarded President’s Police Medal for meritorious service, President’s Police Medal for distinguished service, Police Medal for Hard Duty, UN Service Medal and 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal.

His current areas of interest are cyber crime and its detection, cyber terrorism, E-governance, Digital signatures, Cryptography, E-policing, Information security and Cyber laws, Social media monitoring, etc.

He has written a number of articles on Cyber Crime and related topics, which have been published in various prestigious journals and newspapers. He is a resource person for premier institutes like Rajasthan Police Academy, Gujarat Police Academy, Gujarat Forensic Science University, National Crime Records Bureau, Punjab Academy of Administration, Bureau of Police Research and Development, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, CBI, IILM Institute of Higher Education, Indian Law Institute etc., His paper on Cyber Terrorism was selected for the 35th All India Police Science Congress in 2004. He was member secretary of the Joint Working Group which formulated “Guidelines for Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure in India”. He has also served as Centre Director of Cyber Division of National Technical Research Centre under Prime Minister’s office.

Apart from this Dr. Muktesh Chander holds a license of Amateur Radio. He is also life member of Amateur Radio Society of India.

He is life member of Computer Society of India and an elected Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE) as well as The Institution of Engineers India. He has been awarded by IETE with Hari Ram Toshniwal Award 2013. He is also life member of India Society of Criminology and Indian Society of Victimology.

Recently he has addressed International Symposium on Cyber Crime Response, jointly organized by Interpol and Korean National Police Agency in Seoul.

During his spare time he plays on flute and mouth organ and listens to classical and semi classical music. He regularly performs in various programs of Delhi Doordarshan and other musical events. His CD of flute songs was recently released by Sh. Yesso Shripad Naik, Minister of State, Govt. of India.

He is currently heading Goa Police as Director General.

List of publications by him

  • Computer Viruses and Digital Ecosystem, NPA Journal, 2002/li>
  • Say no to SPAM, NCRB Gazette, 2002
  • Cyber Terrorism: A Myth or Possibility, NPA Journal, 2003
  • E-Surveillance, NPA Journal, 2003
  • Cryptography: The Science of Hiding Information, NPA Journal, 2004
  • Forensic Hypnosis, Indian Police Journal, 2006
  • Addressing Traffic Congestion in Delhi: A Creative Problem Solving Approach, Cases in Management( Indian & International Perspective), 2009
  • Chander, M., Jain, Sudhir K. and Shankar, R., (2013), “Modeling of Information Security Management Parameters in Indian Organizations using ISM and MICMAC Approach”, Journal of Modeling in Management, Vol. 8 Issue 2, pp.171-189
  • Chander, M. (2011), “Protecting Indian Cyber Space”, Doval, A. and Lall, B. R.(Eds.), Manas Police & Security Yearbook 2010-2011, Manas Publications, New Delhi, pp. 397-400
  • Chander, M. (2013), “Cyber Security in India: The NCIIPC Road Map”, Defence and Security Alert, Vol. 4 Issue 4, pp. 22-23
  • Chander, M. (2013), “Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure”, Defence and Security Alert, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp 54-58
  • “Social Media: Analysis of New Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Law Enforcement Agencies” Indian Police Journal Vol. LXI No.2, April- June 2014, pp.123-136
  • “Cyber Espionage: Lessons to be learnt from Snowden revelation”, Defence and Security Alert, August 2014, pp. 26-27

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