SHILLONG, Apr 30: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the extension of service of Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP), Dr SB Singh.
The approval order for extension of the service of Dr Singh was signed by Mukesh Sawney, the Under Secretary to the Government of India.
The Meghalaya DGP’s service has been extended by a period of three months. DR Singh was due to retire today (April 30).
The MHA order reads, “Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for extension of Dr SB Singh (DGP), Meghalaya for a period of three months beyond his date of superannuation (April 30) in public interest, in relaxation of Rule 16 (1) of the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958.”
Dr Singh was appointed as the full-fledged DGP of Meghalaya on March 2017. He is 1986 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Earlier, in February, Dr Singh had turned down the six-month extension period.
Recently, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma told media persons that the State Security Commission is yet to hold its sitting as the Commission is yet to have a member from the High Court.