K Shanmugam appointed as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, JK Tripathy is new police chief

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).

 K Shanmugam appointed as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, JK Tripathy is new police chief

File image of newly appointed Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu, K Shanmugam. News18

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