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Dr. P.M. Nair awarded the President's Police Medal
The Indian Home Minister, Honourable Shivraj Patil, is seen decorating Dr. Nair (in police uniform) with the Medal. At left is Mr. SIS Ahmed, Director-General, CRPF.
On 9 April, Dr. P.M. Nair, Project Coordinator, Anti Human Trafficking, in the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, was awarded the President's Police Medal (PPM) for distinguished services by the Home Minister of India, the Honourable Shivraj Patil.
This took place on the occasion of the Valour Day celebrations of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Dr. Nair joined UNODC on deputation from the CRPF and has been serving with UNODC since April 2006. His award is for services performed while he was serving with the police force. Immediately prior to joining UNODC, Dr. Nair had been serving CRPF in Jammu & Kashmir before joining UNODC.
Dr. P.M. Nair is the Project Coordinator, Anti Human Trafficking (
Project IND/S16) in the UNODC New Delhi office. He is presently working for the empowerment of police officials and prosecutors in five states in India in anti-human-trafficking activities.
Every year about 125 PPMs are awarded on the occasion of Independence and Republic Day in recognition of a special distinguished record in Police service or in the Central Police/Security Organization. The awardees are selected, after a rigorous scrutiny, from a total strength of more than one million police officials in India. Only those police officials with a minimum of 21 years of continuous and distinguished service are entitled for being considered for PPM.