Born in Dilpakattike Naagi -4, Bhojpur on November 16, 1961, Inspector General Durja Kumar Rai is the 8th successor to the highest stratum of Armed Police Force; he assumed the responsibility on December 18, 2015. He is a graduate of National Police Academy, 69th batch.
He holds a masters degree in history from Tribhuvan University. He has been an international player of volleyball and has experience German volleyball league.
Chief Rai began his police career in February 15, 1987 as an Inspector in Nepal Police. He was transferred to Armed Police Force to the rank of Superintendent in April 7, 2001. In his 29 years of service, he has expanded his expertise and reputation as one of the leading professional and has spent significant portion of service in various high profile commands, observational and instructional appointments. He also has experience of peacekeeping under the flag of United Nations in Cambodia, Haiti and Sudan. He has attended various professional and management courses, workshops and the training on hostage negotiation, special arms and basic war tactics, strategic planning and development, general police administration etc.
In recognition of his exceptional and distinguished services, Chief Rai has been awarded with UN Peacekeeping Medal and Foreign Service Medal thrice, Remote Service Medal twice, Disaster Rescue Medal, Suprabal Jana Sewa Shree, Suprabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu, Third SAARC Memorial Medal, Throne Ascension Silver Medal, Police Service Medal, Birendra Aishwarya Service Medal and number of appreciations.
Chief Rai is dedicated to serve country and to ensure protection and promotion of human rights and make the countrymen feel safe, secure and reliable in the presence of Armed Police Force with close cooperation with all stakeholders. He believes "Command with love is essential to get adorable respect and to become a successful commander". He believes in continuous learning and sharing knowledge and being professional and that work is worship and devotion is the must to serve the nation and adheres to the conception that the one who is ready for devotion rightfully deserves the honour. As an individual with high standard of integrity, he is committed to institutional development and expansion of the organization. The career development and welfare of APF personnel has been the foremost concern for leadership and their aspiration will be given due priority in the formulation and implementation of policies by making transparent system.
During the tour of duty, Inspector General Mr. Rai has visited United States, Japan, Korea, Hongkong, China, Cambodia, Sudan, Haiti and most of the countries of Europe.
Chief Rai is married to Mrs. Sheela Rai and resides in Kuleshwor, Kathmandu along with a daughter and two sons.