Rajeev Mohan Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre is likely to be appointed as the next Director-General of Police (DGP) of Meghalaya.
Official sources said Singh, who is at present posted as the Special DGP (Border) in Assam Police, will replace SB Singh, who tendered his resignation following appointment of Kulbir Krishan as the Security Adviser to the Chief Minister.
Despite being the senior-most IPS officer in Assam Police, Singh was not selected as the DGP after retirement of Mukesh Sahay. The BJP-led government in Assam decided to appoint Kuladhar Saikia, an officer one batch junior to Singh as the DGP.
Earlier, Singh was Special DGP (Law and Order) of Assam Police. Sources said Singh’s appointment is likely to be made officialon Tuesday. However, everyone is tight-lipped over the appointment of the next DGP of Meghalaya.
“No one has informed me anything about my appointment as DGP of Meghalaya,” R M Singh toldNortheast Nowon Mondayevening. Even if he is appointed, the innings of DGP is not going to be too long for Singh. He is scheduled to retire from service in May 2019.