Dr L R Bishnoi Appointed As Director General of Meghalaya Police

Dr L R Bishnoi Appointed As Director General of Meghalaya Police

Dr Lajja Ram Bishnoi, an Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer from the 1991 batch, has been named Director General of Meghalaya Police by the Meghalaya government.

According to an official communiqué, the appointment takes effect on the date of taking command. Dr. Bishnoi is presently serving the Special Director General of the Assam Police Force (Training and Armed Police).

The appointment of Bishnoi  has not come as surprise since he was the front runner to head the state police.

As per seniority, though Special DGP of Assam, Mukesh Agarwal (1989 batch) should have been considered for the appointment as the DGP  in Meghalaya, but the state government is free to appoint anyone from the three empaneled in the list that was forwarded by the UPSC on February 9, 2022. The UPSC had also shortlisted KV Singh Deo, who is a 1989 batch IPS officer.

Mukesh Agarwal, KV Singh Deo (both 1989 batch) and Lajja Ram Bishnoi (1991 batch) were shortlisted by the UPSC for appointment as the DGP of Meghalaya.

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Conrad K Sangma, the state's chief minister, previously stated that the state government needed additional time to complete due process before appointing the DGP. The decision will be made based on the established rules and guidelines, he stated.

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