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Hanaman for discipline among police personnel

SHILLONG: The outgoing DGP PJP Hanaman has stressed on the need to ensure better discipline among Meghalaya police personnel. Hanaman on Wednesday retired from service.

Addressing the police personnel at the farewell function organized at Police Training School (PTS) at Mawroh, Hanaman said that the Meghalaya police should now lay more emphasis on technological advancements which would keep the force at par with the rest of the world.

Stating that Meghalaya police cannot remain in isolation, he asserted that the state police need to be in sync with others.

Addressing the gathering, the State Chief Secretary PBO Warjri lauded the contributions of the outgoing DGP to the State.

During the programme, Hanaman was given a memento.

A 1979 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Hanaman had served in various capacities including as additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat in New Delhi before finally retiring as Meghalaya DGP.

At least five IPS officers from the Assam-Meghalaya cadre have been empanelled by the State Security Commission to fill the post of the DGP in accordance with the Meghalaya Police Act, 2010.

The list includes: DK Pathak (1979 batch), Rajendra Kumar (1980), Ramesh Tayal (1980), Rajiv Mehta (1981), and SK Jain (1984). Pathak, who belongs to the 1979 batch, is currently the director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF) while Kumar, of the 1980 batch, is the chairman-cum-managing director of Assam Police Housing Corporation Ltd. Tayal, also of the 1980 batch, is presently the director general of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

He was earlier appointed as the special DG, CRPF. While Pathak and Tayal will superannuate in 2016, Kumar will retire next year.

Mehta, who belongs to the 1981 batch, is currently heading the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi while Jain, who is from the 1984 batch, is presently posted as Additional DGP in charge of CID and Special Branch, Meghalaya. Both Mehta and Jain will retire from service in 2016.

According to sources, Jain is most likely will be entrusted with the top job till the time a full time DGP is appointed. Since Jain is out of station, Inspector General of Police in-charge Criminal Investigation Department B R Rana would be holding the fort for the time being, sources said on Wednesday.

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