Shri Manoj Yadava is an IPS officer of 1988 batch borne on Haryana Cadre.
He completed his Post Graduation in Economics in 1984 followed by an MBA Degree in 1986 from Aligarh Muslim University and won University gold medal on both the occasions. While under training at the National Police Academy, two trophies, viz. Tonk Cup for equitation and Vice-President of India’s Trophy for exemplary
conduct were awarded to him during the Passing out Parade at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
After his initial training in Rohtak district of Haryana, he remained involved in Anti-militancy operations in districts Sirsa and Ambala. He remained on deputation with Chandigarh Police as SP/Security and Traffic for about three years. He also went as Contingent Commander of India's Civilian Police Contingent to the UN Mission in Kosovo in the year 2000. After working as District SP in Fatehabad, Panipat, Panchkula and Ambala districts of Haryana, he joined the Intelligence Bureau in February 2003.
In the IB, he held various posts in the rank of Deputy Director to Special Director.
He also held additional charge of the Secretary of All India Police Sports Control Board for four years.
On February 18, 2019 he was appointed as Director General of Police, Haryana. After a distinguished tenure of 30 months as DGP, Haryana, Shri Manoj Yadava joined back the Intelligence Bureau as Special Director in August 2021. In July 2022, he was posted as Director General (Investigation) in the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi where he led several initiatives to improve the standards of custodial justice in the country.
A well-read and articulate person, Shri Manoj Yadava has specialization and interests in comparative religion, radicalisation and developments in India's North-East. He has varied interests including Leadership studies, modern Indian history and long-distance running. A keen runner, he has participated in more than 20 Half marathons. He has also authored a book on "History of Haryana Police".
Shri Manoj Yadava, IPS is the recipient of the Police Special Duty Medal (1999), United Nations Peace Keeping Medal and Foreign Service Medal (Kosovo 2000), Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services (2005) and President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services (2012).