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Director of APCA
Sri. B. Pradeep

Sri. B. Pradeep, formerly Deputy Inspector General of Prisons and Correctional Services (southzone) and Director of SICA, has 31 years of exemplary service. Trained at APCA in 1989, he has undergone short-term courses at prestigious institutions such as LNJNN Institute of Criminology and Forensic Service, New Delhi; Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad; Dr. Ram Monohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow; Daulat Rao Jadhav Jail Officers Training College, Yerwada, Pune; and National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

Sri. B. Pradeep played a pivotal role in initiating and executing various reformative and rehabilitative initiatives within Kerala prisons. He represented the delegation that visited Sri Lankan prisons in 2013 and orchestrated the friendly T20 cricket match between Kerala prisons and their Sri Lankan counterparts, held at the Sports Hub in Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram. Notably, the Kerala team comprised both officers and inmates, while the Sri Lanka team included officers of various ranks. As Director of SICA and D.I.G. of Prisons (South zone), he oversaw six passing out parades for assistant prison officers consecutively with the honor of the Chief Minister and Home Ministers graciously taking the salute.

Furthermore, he played a leading role in championing the establishment of food production units in Kerala prisons, benefiting the department and contributing to inmate rehabilitation efforts.

His contribution has been recognized through several awards, including the President's Medal for Correctional Services, the KLN Reddy Award for Best Prison Officer, meritorious service awards, citations, good service entries, and cash awards. Additionally, he served on the drafting committee of the Kerala Prison Act 2010 and Kerala Prison Rules 2014. He also assumed the full additional charge of Inspector General of Prisons for a period. Re-employed as a Director, APCA, Vellore, w.e.f. the A.N. of February 8, 2024.