Many people dream of becoming an IPS officer. Every year, lakhs of UPSC aspirants take the UPSC exam to become an IPS officer, but only a hundred of them succeed. Despite the tough competition in UPSC civil services, some IPS and other civil servants leave their prestigious jobs to follow a different path. One such person is IPS Anand Mishra, who recently quit his job to dedicate himself to social services and a life of “freedom and independence.”

Who is IPS Anand Mishra?

He is a 2011-batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre and hails from Bihar. He secured the All India Rank (AIR) 225 in the UPSC CSE 2010. Currently serving as the SP of Lakhimpur district in Assam, IPS Mishra was recently assigned to Manipur for his role in the SIT investigating the state’s violence. Known as ‘Assam’s Singham‘ on social media, he has 362K followers on Instagram. In his resignation letter, Mishra mentioned his decision to resign for a life of ‘freedom’ and ‘independence.’

He completed his schooling and college studies in Kolkata. After passing the West Bengal Civil Service Exam in 2005, he worked for the West Bengal Civil Service until 2010. Subsequently, he cleared the UPSC CSE 2010 exam, achieving his dream of becoming an IPS officer.

IPS Mishra is a well-known figure in Assam, recognized for his commitment to maintaining law and order. Speculations are circulating that he might join the BJP and run in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Notably, he is an expert in counter-insurgency and anti-mafia operations.