In a recent development, IAS officer Shiv Das Meena has assumed office as the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu, succeeding V Iraianbu. At the same time, Chennai Commissioner Shankar Jiwal has taken oath as the Director General of Police (DGP)/Head of Police Force for Tamil Nadu. Both officers met with Chief Minister Stalin to receive his greetings before taking their respective oaths.
Shankar Jiwal Succeeds Sylendra Babu
Shankar Jiwal is taking over the role of DGP from Sylendra Babu, who retired from service on Friday. Prior to this appointment, Shankar Jiwal served as the Chennai Commissioner of Police.
Sandeep Rai Rathore Takes Over as Chennai Commissioner of Police
In addition to the appointment of Shiv Das Meena and Shankar Jiwal, DCP Training Sandeep Rai Rathore has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Chennai Police. He expressed his commitment to continuing the good work of his predecessors, while also requesting full support from the people of Chennai in his new role.
Shiv Das Meena: A Civil Engineer with a Strong Track Record
Shiv Das Meena hails from Rajasthan and is a civil engineering graduate from Rajasthan University. He began his career as an assistant collector in Kancheepuram in 1990 and later served as the Collector of Nagapattinam in 2001. Meena reportedly enjoys a good rapport in New Delhi, which played a role in his consideration for the position of Chief Secretary.
Sandeep Rai Rathore: A Distinguished Police Officer
Sandeep Rai Rathore, the newly appointed Chennai Commissioner of Police, is the recipient of the President Police Medal for Distinguished Services in 2015 and the President Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2008. Additionally, he was honored with the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal in 2002.
Acknowledging the Outgoing Chief Secretary Irai Anbu
On a related note, the outgoing Chief Secretary, Irai Anbu, is known for his commendable work and achievements. He was born in a small village in Salem and holds multiple degrees, including MA in English, MSc in Psychology, and MA in Labour Management. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, where he emerged as a university topper. Furthermore, Irai Anbu boasts three PhDs in English, Comparative Literature, and Business Administration.
The appointments of Shiv Das Meena as Chief Secretary and Shankar Jiwal as DGP mark an important transition in the administration of Tamil Nadu. Both officers are expected to play crucial roles in the state’s governance and law enforcement efforts.
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