The name of Shri Anindya Kumar Bhattacharya has been published for the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Republic Day, 2022 as communicated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India today (25/1/2021).
He is the first Civil Service Officer from Tripura who got such a prestigious award for Civil Defence activities.
In Tripura Administration, he is known as a workaholic. Civil Defence (CD) activities were confined to Agartala city from 1971 to 2020 only.
During the tenure of Anindya Kumar Bhattacharya from 2021 as Director, Civil Defence activities extended in all 8 districts of Tripura under the guidance of Chief Secretary, Tripura.
He displayed an outstanding level of leadership qualities. Now, there is a presence of trained CD volunteers throughout the State of Tripura and all other CD activities too are going on smoothly in a professional manner. His motivational approach in dealing with Civil Defence volunteers and teaching style by playing T-20 game in question and answer (Q&A) sessions in Central Training Institute (CTI) reached new heights.
He did his Master in Development Management (MDM) from Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati City, Philippines. For his vigorous persuasion with justification, civil defence old reimbursement claims for the year 2012-13 to 2018-19 which were pending for long got sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
He has a proven skill of handling complex issues and coming up with solutions. MHA, Government of India selected Civil Defence functionaries only from 6 States out of 29 Indian States for such prestigious presidential awards. It is pertinent to mention here that Shri Bhattacharya is the lone recipient in the category of Director Level Officer in the year 2022. It is a matter of pride for the entire State of Tripura that Shri Bhattacharya is the first one to get the Presidential Medal in Civil Defence as a Civil Servant.
This is nothing but fulfillment of directives given by the Hon’ble CM for completion of assigned works before time.