Priya Ravichandran

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Priya Ravichandran
Priya Ravichandran.jpg
Nationality Indian
Alma mater
Occupation Fire officer

Priya Ravichandran is the present divisional fire officer, Central Chennai City.[1] She was one of the first female fire officers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Priya completed her bachelor's degree in corporate secretariatship at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai. She completed her Masters and M. Phil in Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.[2] She began her service for the country as the Batch (TNPSC Group-1) Divisional Officer, Fire and Rescue Service-2003. She completed her Divisional Officer course at National Fire Service College, Nagpur, with distinction and underwent training at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England.She is married to Ravichandran an IRS officer who is currently the Additional Director of International Taxation.

Career[edit]

Priya hosted the prestigious Team commander for the Republic Day parade Contingent for the year-2008 and 2009. She has been member of many government committees, including verifying the direct recruitment of Women Station Officers. She is a board member for the interview of the selected candidates in TNPSC. Prior to assuming office in Chennai she served the Coimbatore region.[3]

Priya was among eight representatives selected from various departments in Government of India to visit Germany for studying industrial risk management.

In January 2012, she was severely injured in a fire in Kalasahal Heritage Structure, while attempting to rescue the victims.[2][4]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Anna Medal for Gallantry by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for Bravery and selfless courage.[5]
  • President’s Award for gallantry.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire drill". The Hindu. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "NATIONAL / TAMIL NADU : Valiant officer suffers 40% burns". The Hindu. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ "SP assumes charge". The Hindu. 13 October 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Injured Divisional Fire Officer responding well to treatment". The Hindu. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chennai marches ahead on Republic Day". Deccan Chronicle. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "President’s medal for Fire Officer". The New Indian Express. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.