Assam: IPS Officer GP Singh Empanelled For Key Central Government Post

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Guwahati, August 08, 2023: In a recent development, GP Singh IPS, an officer hailing from the 1991 batch of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has received a significant recognition. Presently serving as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam Police, GP Singh has been empanelled for prestigious posts at the level of DG/DG Eq. in the Government of India.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet made the decision on August 7, approving the empanelment of 14 IPS officers to hold crucial positions at the central level.

GP Singh assumed his responsibilities as the DGP of Assam Police on January 31 of this year, succeeding Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, who is retiring after the completion of his tenure.

Expressing gratitude towards Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, GP Singh conveyed his eagerness to serve the people of the state during his tenure as DGP.

With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, GP Singh has a diverse experience in law enforcement. Before serving as the Assam DGP, he spent six years with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and over 18 years in various parts of the Northeast, including Assam.

His time with the NIA involved working on numerous critical cases related to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeastern region, and Punjab. Notably, he played a crucial role in handling several NIA cases in Kashmir, including those concerning terror funding.

It is worth mentioning that GP Singh’s return to his parent cadre in Assam came as a response to the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

This empanelment is seen as a recognition of GP Singh’s commendable service and expertise in handling sensitive cases. It is expected to open new avenues for him to contribute significantly to the nation’s security and law enforcement at the central level.

 

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