Lucknow, Jan 22 O P Singh, a 1983-batch IPS officer, is likely to assume office as the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police tomorrow, sources said today.
Singh was relieved as the CISF chief yesterday.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had cleared a home ministry proposal for “premature repatriation” of 59-year-old Singh to the state.
The post of the UP DGP has been lying vacant for over a fortnight after Sulkhan Singh retired on December 31.
Singh, a gallantry medal winner, had been heading the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) since September, 2016 and was given the credit for ushering in some major changes in the work profile and operations of the force, especially in the aviation sector.
Under his initiative last year, the force did away with the traditional system of putting tags on air passengers hand baggage, a move seen as a major game changer in the airport security domain.