Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appointed IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of the state.
The 1987-batch IPS officer is currently on central deputation and serving as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB).
Bansal will take charge as the Odisha DGP from January 1, 2022. He will replace incumbent DGP Abhay.
“On recommendation of the Union Public Service Commission and in the interest of public service, Shri Sunil Kumar Bansal, IPS (RR-1987) at present under Central Deputation as Special Director, IB Hdqrs., New Delhi is appointed as Director General of Police (HoPF), Odisha in the Apex Scale of Pay (Level 17) in the Pay Matrix for a period of two years with effect from the date of joining in the post,” a notification of Odisha Government’s Home Department said.
Worth mentioning, incumbent DGP Abhay was earlier scheduled to retire in June, this year. However, his tenure was later extended till December 31, 2021 by the State Government.