Seven IPS officers were transferred and two others were given posting in a reshuffle in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam issued two separate orders notifying the postings.
Tushar Aditya Tripathi of the Director General of Police rank has now been posted as Director General of Special Protection Force. The 1987 batch IPS officer has been without a post for several months, reported Sakshi Post. The post of the DG SPF was last held by Madireddy Pratap of the 1990 IPS batch.
Additional DGP for Home Guards posting has been given to Harish Kumar Gupta. The post, up until Monday, was held by Kripanand Tripathi Ujela who has now been transferred as Additional DG for Drug Control Administration.
Inspector General-rank officer M Kantha Rao has been appointed as the Controller of Legal Metrology under the Civil supplies Department. He was until then heading the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force.
Rahul Dev Singh has been posted as Squadron Commander of the elite anti-Naxal squad Greyhounds, in the existing vacancy.
The state government has retained Garud Sumit Sunil and Gautami Sali as Assistant Superintendent of Police for Parvathipuram and Bobbili respectively. Their ranks have been upgraded to Grade-1.
Ajitha Vejendla has been posted as Additional SP (Administration) of Visakhapatnam Rural district. She was previously on a waiting list for appointments.
K Arif Hafeez has been posted as Officer on Special Duty, Rampachodavaram. Y Rishanth Reddy and Vakul Jindal have been posted as Assistant SP, Narsipatnam and Rampachodavaram respectively.
Earlier in June, the state government reshuffled IPS officers in the state, 23 of them were either transferred or given new posting after being in a waitlist. Later that month another 17 IPS officers were reshuffled, five of them for the second time within the span of a week. Three officers who were on the waitlist were also given postings. The YSR government has also been reshuffling IAS postings in the state since after coming to power in May.