Pandey attending "Nasha Mukti Abhiyaan" of Jan Chetna Foundation in 2018
|Service years||1987 - present|
|Rank||Director General of Police|
Early life and education
Gupteshwar Pandey was born in 1961 in Geruabandh village of Buxar district. His village was away from basic facilities like electricity, health, education and road. After completing his intermediate, he studied in Patna University. He appeared for UPSC again and joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1987 and was allotted Bihar Cadre.
Career as IPS
He has served as SP in few major districts of Bihar. While serving as IG of Tirhut Division Muzaffarpur Range, he had started many initiatives to curb crime and make police people friendly. https://www.telegraphindia.com/bihar/buddhist-wisdom-to-boost-cop-citizen-relations-muzaffarpur-range-inspector-general-of-police-starts-initiative-to-make-a-people-friendly-force/cid/387157
Alcohol ban campaign
In November 2015, Bihar Government completely banned alcohol. Gupteswar Pandey traveled across Bihar and campaigned for alcohol ban. Women supported this campaign to a great extent.
- "Gupteshwar Pandey takes over as new DGP of Bihar- Business News". www.businesstoday.in. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
- डेस्क, एबीपी न्यूज़ वेब (2019-01-31). "1987 बैच के IPS अधिकारी गुप्तेश्वर पाण्डेय बने बिहार के नए DGP". abpnews.abplive.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 2019-07-18.
- "New Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey appeals against mob lynchings". The Indian Express. 2019-02-01. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
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