For the first time in Assam, an IPS agent has been appointed secretary of the interior ministry of the state government.
According to an order from the government of Assam, released on Wednesday by TP Borgohain, secretary of the personnel department, the IPS officer of the 2004 class Diganta Barah was transferred and assigned as secretary of the interior department. of the government of Assam.
He is currently Deputy Inspector General of Police (Administration), Assam.
“In the interest of public service, Shri Diganta Barah, IPS (RR-2004), Deputy Inspector General of Police (Admin), Assam, is being transferred and assigned to the post of government secretary. of Assam, Ministry of the Interior ”, indicates the order.
Diganta Barah is from Kalabari, near Gohpur, in Biswanath district.
He previously served as Co-Commissioner of Guwahati Police and Superintendent of Dhubri Police.
It is not that the government of Assam has appointed police officers in the civil administration.
Previously, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the current State Director General of Police (DGP), was co-secretary at the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
The Assam government led by Sarbananda Sonowal has appointed IPS manager Anand Prakash Tiwari as general manager of Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) to revive the company.
Anand Prakash Tiwari is a 2004 group IPS officer.
Before Tiwari, ASTC was never run by a police officer.