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Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, retired police officer, social activist and former tennis player, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from 28 May 2016 to 16 February 2021. She is the first Indian female to become an officer in the Indian Police Service and started her service in 1972. Kiran Bedi née Peshawaria (b 9 June 1949) was the first woman to join the Indian Police Service (IPS ), starting her training on 16 July 1972. She was in service till 2007, and currently serves as the Governor of Puducherry. Currently, 26 states elect a lieutenant governor on a ticket with the governor, while 17 states elect a lieutenant governor separately. In West Virginia, the President of the Senate, as elected by the State Senators, serves as the state's lieutenant governor.