Mr. M. Balachandran, I.P.S (Retd.), is the Chief Mentor for the Reliance Retail. After a span of teaching for 4 years, Balachandran joined the Police Service in 1970. After his initial training in the Police Academy and attachment at Army at Wellington, he has served in all parts of the State of TN. His major part of Police service was in Chennai city as the Asst. Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police for Law and Order, Traffic and crime.
Having served the country as a Joint Commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Police he retired in the year 2005 as the Additional Director General of Police. After 36 years of clean, impeccable service in the Indian Police Service, he was awarded the prestigious President Medal for his Meritorious Service.