Ms. Parveen Talha
at Loreto Convent High School/ College, Lucknow. Did M.A. in Economics in First
Division from Lucknow University. Taught in the Lucknow University from 1965
to1969. Joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1969 and became the first ever
Muslim woman to enter any Class-I Civil Service through the Civil Services
examination. Held important posts in the Bombay, Kolkata and Central Excise
Commissionerates. Was the Deputy Narcotics Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh.
Remains till now the only woman officer to have worked in Central Bureau of
Narcotics. Was competent authority from 1990- 1997 to attach Property of
Smugglers and Drug Traffickers.
As Director General of Training, raised the National Academy of Custom Excise
and Narcotics (NACEN) to an International status by helping it become World
Custom Organisation’s (WCO’s) Training Institute for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Introduced the Custom Department to their role in controlling the smuggling of
Ozone Depleting Substances by introducing training programmes for Indian Customs
By signing an MOU with United Nations Environment Programme, helped NACEN
become the only Training Academy in the ASIA PACIFIC Region to train Custom
Officers of this region to control smuggling of Ozone Depleting Substances and
other Environmental Crimes.
Won the President’s award in 2000 for specially distinguished record of
service. At the time of Deemed Retirement was the senior most woman officer in
the Department of Custom & Central Excise.
First I.R.S. Officer to be appointed Member of UPSC and first ever Muslim
Woman to be a Member of UPSC from September 30, 2004. Demitted office on October