Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday named K Shanmugam as Chief Secretary with the incumbent Girija Vaidyanathan retiring tomorrow and JK Tripathy as the Director General of Police (DGP).
Shanmugam, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department is a 1985-batch IAS officer and he has been helming the wing for several years now and he is credited for his acumen in budget preparations. He is a native of Salem district.
A 1981 batch officer, Vaidyanathan would be retiring after helming several departments including health and industries, in her over 30-year long career.
Tripathy, a 198-batch IPS officer is appointed as Director General of Police and head of the police force, Tamil Nadu, with effect from 1 July, 2019.
In his career spanning over three decades, he has held various responsibilities including that of DGP, Prisons and Commissioner of Police in Chennai and Tiruchirappalli.
A native of Odisha, Tripathy is presently heading Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board as DGP/Chairman.
The incumbent State police chief TK Rajendran, a 1984 batch officer, after serving in various capacities like that of Additional DGP (Law and Order), and IGP-Special Task Force will retire on Sunday.
Separate government orders were issued today naming the two officers to their respective posts.
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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2019 15:50:14 IST