SHILLONG, Nov 6: The government on Tuesday appointed R Chandranathan the Special Director General, Railways of Assam as the state’s full-fleged Director General of Police (DGP).
Chandranathan replaces, Swaraj Bir Singh. Singh had retired on July 31, this year.
In the interim, the state saw the appointment of two DGPs in-charge, R Awasthi and RP Agarwal.
Awasthi who was the Director General, Civil Defence and Home Guards took temporary charge of the office of DGP on August 1.
He also retired on September 30.
For a second time the state had to appoint a DGP in-charge in the form of RP Agarwal, Director General (Prisons).
It may be mentioned that on October 1, the UPSC had cleared the names of three probable DGPs, R.P. Agarwal, R Chandranathan and Assam’s Additional Dierctor General of Police in-charge Training and Armed Police A.K. Sinha Casshyap.
According to the government notification, Chandranthan was appointed as Meghalaya police chief on the recommendation of the Union Public Service Commission and in the public service.