According to a formal order, Rajiv Singh, a senior member of the Indian Police Service, was appointed as the new DGP of Manipur on Thursday.
P Doungel, who would hold the newly formed position of Officer on Special Duty (Home), will be replaced by Singh.
Rajiv Singh will become the new DGP of Manipur and the head of the police force as soon as he joins the state government, according to an order from Special Secretary N Geoffrey of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department.
He was moved from the Tripura cadre to the Manipur cadre on deputation for three years on Monday by the Union Home Ministry as part of a “relaxation of the policy as a special case in the public interest”.
Singh, a member of the IPS’s 1993 graduating class, was the CRPF’s Inspector General.
The Manipur government established the position of “OSD (Home) at apex scale of IPS” to accommodate Doungel, according to the directive.
The statement continued, “Furthermore, the Governor of Manipur is also happy to direct that Shri Rajiv Singh, IPS (TR:93) should take over from P Doungel, IPS (MA:87) as DGP, Manipur immediately upon joining the state administration.”