Vijayawada: A major re-shuffle is underway in Andhra Pradesh, senior IPS officer P. Seetharama Anjaneyulu is the new Intelligence chief. While Dr Shankha Brata Bagchi- Additional Director General (APSP) Battalions has been transferred and posted as Director General. Vigilance & Enforcement. The newly appointed Director General of Police- Kasi Reddy V R N Reddy, who was holding the above two departments prior to the current post, has been appointed as Director General- Anti-Corruption Bureau, as well.
Transfer of Former Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police D Gautam Sawang seems to be the beginning of the major reshuffle of IPS offices in the state. Barring a few SPs and Collectors, the state has not seen a major reshuffle since Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy formed the government. Sawang was the first big shot to be moved out. 22nd February marked major reshuffle in the IAS circuit. Here is the list
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As reported by NewsMeter, the state is expected to see a wave of transfers in the coming days. "Expect a wave of transfers once the bifurcation of districts is completed. Not too long ago, 20 non-cadre officers were inducted into IPS. And another 10 officers who were recently promoted are awaiting postings. Also, a few DCP posts have to be filed up. Once the new districts come up, there will be a requirement for 18 IPS units," a top IPS officer requesting anonymity told NewsMeter.