Bio-Profile of D.C. Nath



Superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. He has been a visiting faculty to a number of Institutes (like the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and Academies, including Management Training Institutes, covering different aspects of security and industrial security management. He used to coordinate a six-day module on Security and Safety Management at the Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur. In the IISSM, he was primarily responsible for conducting Professional Certification Courses for serving security executives. Winner of both the honours available in the police service, namely, Indian Police Medal for meritorious services and the President’s Police Medal for distinguished services, and the Prime Minister’s Silver Cup Essay Competition at the National Police Academy in two successive years, Mr. Nath had made a very significant and highly-appreciated presentation at IIM, Lucknow, on “Image Building for IPS Officers” at the Vertical Interaction Programme for senior IPS officers. He was a regular contributor to Annual Police Congresses for many years, especially covering police administration issues.

The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). Known for his professed training ability, he is affectionately addressed as the “Dronacharya” and is considered a security ideologue and as such is in demand from Corporate Houses for talking to senior business executives as also to organize customized training courses for their security personnel.  A typically professional presentation by him on “Industrial Security: A Total Management Function” at places like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Ordnance Factory Board, Nagpur, had made a special mark in the field of private security, which is on record. Mr. Nath also played a very useful role towards the finalization and eventual passing of the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act in June, 2005. Recognition for his over 40 years’ experience and expertise in the field came from such dignitaries in this field as the Chairman (Mr. Jeff M. Spivey), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), 2007, the most recognized authority in the world, who wrote, “You are well known to many people I talk to around the world. When I mention India and your name they either know you or know of you…. A good legacy.” “I trust you are doing well and that India recognizes the value you bring to the country – but just as importantly – to the world recognizing you and your efforts on behalf of the security profession.” Mr. Jim Fowler (Attorney at Law JD, MBA, CPP, formerly of Unilever United States) writes, “Dear DC…… you should know that you are an icon with respect to service and professionalism.”

His name figures in the American Police Hall of Fame, a Trust of the US National Association of Chiefs of Police. In December 2010, the International Who’s Who Historical Society included his name in the 2010-2011 edition of the “International Who’s Who of Professionals”. All this indeed speaks volume about Mr. Nath’s standing in the field of private security all over the world.

Thus, in more than one sense, he is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence.