In mid-1972, Dr. Satpathy opted to become a police officer when he was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) by the U.P.S.C. He was allotted the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Honors & Achievements
During his distinguished career as an IPS Officer, Dr. Satpathy won many accolades. In August 1981, as SSP Azamgarh, Dr. C.B. Satpathy was awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry by the President of India. He has also won the U.P. Governor’s Award for the best welfare activities conducted by the Police force in 1985. In 1991, Dr. Satpathy was awarded the Police Medal for long and Meritorious Services by the President of India. In the year 1997, he received another award from the President of India - the Police Medal for Distinguished Services.
Dr. Satpathy was also awarded M Phil on “Civil Aviation Security in India” from Punjab University and a Masters Diploma in Public Administration (MDPA) in 1993 from Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), under the Government of India.
In 1998, he joined as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) at their corporate office in New Delhi for a period of five years. Subsequently, in 2003, Dr. Satpathy joined ONGC as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) for a period of two years.
Due to his intensive efforts and leadership IOC's vigilance department became the first such vigilance department to get ISO 9002 certification for their quality, transparency and other efficient practices.
Dr. Satpathy was later promoted and posted as Additional DG Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a paramilitary organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, at Delhi where he served until May 2006.
In 2006, Dr. Satpathy was promoted to the rank of Director General Police (DG) and appointed as Director, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Police Academy, at Moradabad, UP, with effect from September 2006. He retired from the government service as the Director General of Police in the year 2008.