About Me

Mr. Alok Mohan is an Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of 1987 Batch of Karnataka Cadre. He is presently serving as the Additional Director General of Police and head of the ‘Government Railway Police’ for the State of Karnataka. He has more than 32 years of valuable Senior Management experience at the State, National and International Levels in the law enforcement and other public services.

Mr. Alok Mohan has a glorious professional record. He has been a recipient of the prestigious President of India Police Medals for the ‘Distinguished Services’ as well as for the ‘Meritorious Services’. He has also been awarded with the prestigious “United Nations Medal” while working as Commander for the International Police Task Force (IPTF) in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in Bosnia – Herzgovina.

He holds three Masters Degrees and is an alumni of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA ; Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, Singapore University, Singapore ; Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

Professional Police Experience

Additional Director General of Police, Karnataka Railway Police, Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan since 24th September, 2018 is the Additional Director General of Police and head of the Government Railway Police for the Karnataka State. Indian Railways in the Karnataka State has four different Zonal Railways i.e. South Western Railways, South Central Railways, Central Railways and Southern Railways operating with 394 Railway Stations and 3608 kms. of railway lines. Everyday more than 1.2 million passengers travel in 1232 trains in or through Karnataka State.

Government Railway Police is part of the Karnataka State Police and is responsible for maintenance of law and order and prevention and detection of crime in respect of property and premises belonging to the Indian Railways in Karnataka State. To attend to its mandate, Government Railway Police in Karnataka has Railway Police Outposts, Railway Police Stations, Police Circles and Railway Police Sub-Divisions spread across the state. There are Superintendent of Police and IGP who assist the Addl. DGP in carrying out his duties.

After taking charge as the Addl. DGP and head of the Karnataka Railway Police, significant improvement in the working of Railway Police has been achieved. Notable achievements have been due to intensive supervision, regular reviews and implementation of innovative schemes especially towards reporting, registration and detection of crimes, safety and security of passengers both at the railway platforms as well as in trains. There has also been a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on free registration of cases by Government Railway Police across the State after Mr. Alok Mohan has taken charge.

Additional Director General of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan from November, 2017 to September, 2018 was the Addl. Director General of Police and head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for the Karnataka State. ACB is a specialized investigation and enforcement agency of the state government, mandated to take action against corruption in the State. ADGP, ACB as head of the organization is responsible for all the administrative, operational and policy decisions in the organization. He also advises government on anti-corruption and vigilance issues and reports to the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

ACB is a multi-disciplinary organization. Other than the police officers, there are experts from other government organizations like engineers, revenue officers, finance officers, law officers and statistical officers. ACB has ‘Special Police Stations’ in all the Districts and Cities in the State. In addition to surprise raids in illegal gratification cases, ACB also looks into booking of cases especially amassing of disproportionate assets/ wealth by the Government servants and other public servants and prosecutes them under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. There are Superintendents of Police and Inspector General of Police to assist Addl.DGP in carrying out his duties

There has been a significant leap in the performance of ACB after Mr.Alok Mohan, ADGP took charge of the organization as booking of cases under Prevention of Corruption Act substantially increased. Significant improvements also include better enforcement activities as well as improvement in the quality of investigation and improvement in administrative efficiency. To create awareness in public about anti-corruption initiatives being taken by ACB, an intensive outreach public programme was organized across the state.

Additional Director General of Police, Communication, Logistics & Modernisation (CL&M), Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan during 2017 was also heading the Communication, Logistics & Modernisation verticals for the State Police.

While ‘Communication’ vertical deals with the procurement and optimum utilisation of communication systems for the State Police and manages the efficient working of the Police Wireless Systems and the Police Control Rooms across the State, ‘Logistics’ vertical deals with the procurement and efficient management of police transport fleet for the State Police. ‘Police Modernisation’ vertical deals with all the infrastructural and other initiatives taken towards modernisation of the State Police.

Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Karnataka State

Mr.Alok Mohan as the Addl. DGP, Law & Order for the Karnataka State Police from July, 2015 to October, 2017 was heading the law enforcement machinery for the State. As the Addl.DGP, Law & Order, Mr. Alok Mohan was responsible for efficiency and effectiveness of the day-to-day policing in the State and supervised working of 31 District Superintendents of Police, 7 Range IGPs and 4 Police Commissioners. The total police force of the Karnataka State Police is 100 thousand plus which serves a population of 60 million plus in the State. There are more than 1000 police stations spread across the State to serve the people.

In his two years plus tenure as the head of Law enforcement, Mr. Alok Mohan successfully maintained the law & order and public peace in difficult and trying situations in the State like during various agitations, communal situations, visit of VVIPs including that of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and heads of other States etc. He ensured high level of operational efficiency and effectiveness of the State police force during this period.

Additional Director General of Police, Administration, Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan as the Addl.DGP, Administration was heading the Police Administration for the Karnataka State Police from May, 2013 to July, 2015. As head of the Police administration for the Karnataka State Police, Mr. Alok Mohan was responsible for administrative efficiency, human and financial resources management, policy formulation, implementation and monitoring of various schemes, formulation and implementation of welfare measures for the policemen and grievances redressal of the police personnel across the police force in the State. The Karnataka State Police employs more than 100 thousand personnel and has an annual Budget of more than INR 40 billions(US $600 million).

Additional Director General of Police, Internal Security, Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan as the Addl.DGP, Internal Security for the Karnataka State Police during 2013 was responsible for dealing with the crisis management for the State Police. ‘Internal Security Division’ consists of the Special Police Forces and Commando Units like ‘Counter Terror Force’, ‘Anti-Naxal and Jungle Warfare unit’, ‘Coastal Security Unit’, ‘Counter Intelligence Unit’, ‘Investigation Unit’ and the ‘Karnataka State Industrial Security Forces (KSISF)’. Mr. Alok Mohan as the head of the Internal Security Division was also the ‘Licensing Authority’ for the Private Security Agencies in the State as per the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act (PASARA). The State Commando unit ‘Garuda’ under the charge of a Major-General from the Indian Army was directly reporting to the Addl. DGP, Internal Security Division.

Mr. Alok Mohan was responsible for re-organising and framing of the Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Internal security units and in improving their operational efficiency. He was also responsible for creating separate ‘Counter Intelligence’ and ‘Investigation Units’ in the Internal Security Division and its spread across all the districts and cities in the State.

Inspector General of Police, Western Range, Mangalore

Mr. Alok Mohan was head for the ‘Western Range’ of the Karnataka State during 2010 and 2011. ‘Western Range’ consists of all the coastal areas of the State, has a coast line of about 320 kms. and has 3 coastal districts of Karwar, Udupi and Mangalore as well as hilly district of the Chickmagalur. In addition to sensitive coastal security issues and other day-to-day policing, there are also naxal (Ultra-Left) related issues in these districts.

While working as the Inspector General of Police, Western Range, Mr.Alok Mohan quite successfully experimented with the community policing initiatives and was responsible for containing Left Wing Extremism by taking up both special operations and the government machinery to the tribal areas to redress their grievances.

Inspector General of Police, Vigilance & Enforcement, Energy Department, Government of Karnataka

As IGP, Vigilance & Enforcement, Energy Department, Govt. of Karnataka from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Alok Mohan headed the Vigilance and Enforcement for the 6 Public Sector ‘Power Transmission’ and ‘Power Distribution Companies’ in the State.

He was responsible for formulation, implementation and monitoring of all the vigilance and enforcement issues in the Power Sector in the State. He was also the Government nominee on the ‘Board of Directors’ for these Power Sector Companies. The six Power Transmission and Distribution companies in the State have more than 30,000 employees with an annual turn over of over INR 120 Billion (approx. US $ 2 Billion).

Mr. Alok Mohan during his tenure redefined the enforcement and vigilance strategies in the energy sector in the State by implementing an ‘Innovative Enforcement Strategy’. Number of enforcement cases booked went up from less than 20,000 previously to more than 1,00,000 per year and the penalty imposed on defaulters went up from less than INR 200 millions to INR 1400 millions in a year. Ministry of Power, Government of India commended the enforcement strategy of the Karnataka state during this period.

Inspector General of Police, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF), Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka

Mr. Alok Mohan was heading the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) which is a Multi disciplinary Enforcement and Vigilance Unit in the Urban Development department of the State Government with officers drawn from the police, revenue, town planning and engineering departments of the State.

Mr. Alok Mohan as head of this multi-disciplinary unit from 2005 to 2007 was responsible for enforcement of all laws and bye-laws relating to urban bodies in the Bangalore Metropolitan area which includes Bangalore City Corporation, Bangalore Development Authority, Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Bangalore Airport Area Planning Authority etc. During this period due to Mr. Alok Mohan’s pro-active measures, Government properties valued at more than Rs.940 crores were recovered back.

Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Bangalore city

Mr. Alok Mohan as Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime during 2003 and 2004 headed the Anti-Crime Operations for the Bangalore City Police. He was also responsible for curbing rowdy and mafia activities in the Bangalore city.

Mr. Alok Mohan formulated and implemented “Proactive Crime Prevention Strategy“ in the Bangalore City Police which brought an effective control over rowdy and organised crime activities in the Bangalore city. He was also responsible for many ‘citizen centric’ schemes in the Bangalore city during his tenure.

Dy. Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D), Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan as Dy. Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) during 2001 - 2002 headed the ‘Economic Offences’ and the ‘Cyber Crime Wing’ of the State Criminal Investigation Department. In addition to leading investigation in important Economic offences and Cyber Crimes, Mr.Alok Mohan was also responsible for pro-active measures against narcotics, illegal arms, counterfeit currency and other organised crimes in the State. The first Cyber Crime Police Station in the State in 2002, a first in Asia, was established in the State CID during his tenure.

Asst. Inspector General of Police, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi

Mr. Alok Mohan as Dy. Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) during 2001 - 2002 headed the ‘Economic Offences’ and the ‘Cyber Crime Wing’ of the State Criminal Investigation Department. In addition to leading investigation in important Economic offences and Cyber Crimes, Mr.Alok Mohan was also responsible for pro-active measures against narcotics, illegal arms, counterfeit currency and other organised crimes in the State. The first Cyber Crime Police Station in the State in 2002, a first in Asia, was established in the State CID during his tenure.

Commander, International Police Task Force (IPTF), United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mr. Alok Mohan has served as one of the Commanders for the International Police Task Force (IPTF) in the United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in the Bosnia-Herzgovina during 1996-1997, after the civil war in Bosnia Herzegovina ended in 1996. IPTF was mandated for ensuring compliance of democratic rights of the citizens as per UN Mandate by the local police.

Mr. Alok Mohan supervised administration and working of this multinational police force drawn from 36 different Nations in his area of responsibility. This assignment exposed him to International Policing methods. He also had close interaction with other United Nations agencies, NATO forces, other International ‘Non-Governmental Organisations’ etc. during this period.

Superintendent of Police / Asst.Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State

Mr. Alok Mohan has headed four District police units i.e. Bidar, Karwar, Dharwad and Ballari districts in the Karnataka State as District Superintendent of Police from 1992 to 1994 and again from 1998 to 2001. He was also the Asst. Inspector General of Police, Crime at the State Police Headquarters during the year 1992 and Superintendent of Police, Intelligence during the year 2000 at the State Intelligence Headquarters, Bangalore.