Shankar Jiwal (IPS) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shankar Jiwal

Shankar Jiwal is an Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of the 1990 batch of Tamil Nadu cadre. He has held several positions in Tamil Nadu Police and became the Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu on 1 July 2023.


Shankar Jiwal was born on Saturday, 14 August 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Almora, Uttarakhand, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering in mechanical engineering at Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) (now – Delhi Technological University) in 1987. He later pursued a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration) in Chennai and a Master’s degree in Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) at Anna University in Chennai. [1]DCE He later pursued a career in Indian Police Services.

Shankar Jiwal in 1990s (in red shirt)

Shankar Jiwal in 1990s (in red shirt)

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 0″

Hair Colour: Salt & pepper

Eye Colour: Black

Shankar Jiwal physical appearance


He belongs to a middle-class Brahmin family.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

His wife’s name is Mamta Sharma Jiwal. The couple has two daughters.


He follows Hinduism.


He cleared the UPSC examination in 1990 and was allotted the Tamil Nadu cadre of the Indian Police Services (IPS) on 15 September 1991. [2]IPS List He was posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Mannargudi in 1993, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Salem district in 1995, and Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the then governor of Tamil Nadu in 1996. He became the SP of Madurai district in 1999, SP and Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chennai, in 2000, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Commissioner of Police (CoP) of Trichy City in 2004.

Shankar Jiwal during his early career

Shankar Jiwal during his early career

He was posted as DIG of Intelligence-II, Chennai, in 2008, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of Intelligence, Chennai, in 2011, and IGP of Special Task Force (STF), Erode, in 2011. He became the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of STF, Erode, in 2015 and DGP and CoP of Greater Chennai Police in 2021. He assumed the office of DGP, Tamil Nadu, on 1 July 2023. He has held other important positions, including the IGP of Internal Security, and established the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit in Tamil Nadu. He is credited with acquiring modern state-of-the-art surveillance tools for the Tamil Nadu police.

Shankar Jiwal (extreme left) taking charge of DGP of Tamil Nadu

Shankar Jiwal (extreme left) taking charge of DGP of Tamil Nadu


  • President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services (PMMS) in 2007
  • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) in 2019


  • He likes to study Vedic literature and trek outdoors during his leisure time.
  • He also worked at SAIL and BHEL before becoming an IPS. [3]DCE


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