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Sanjay Kundu to be new Himachal Pradesh DGP

The state government has cleared the name of 1989-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

Sanjay Kundu for the post of Himachal’s director general of police (DGP).

Kundu, who is currently principal secretary to chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, will succeed Sita Ram Mardi who will superannuate on May 31.

Kundu has worked in different leadership roles with the state and central government as well as the United Nations.

At present, Kundu also holds the charge of principal secretary (excise, taxation and vigilance) and principal resident commissioner of HP at New Delhi.

He has served as a joint secretary in the Union water resources ministry where his responsibilities included policy, planning, river development and conflict management.

He has held the additional charge of Brahmaputra Board chairperson, NPCC (PSU) chairperson and managing director, national water development agency (inter-linking of rivers) director general and national water mission (water and climate change) mission director.


Among his key achievements were settling the age-old Cauvery Dispute and the‘Sardar Sarovar Dam Issue.

As a police commissioner within the UN system, Kundu carried out works pertaining to national capacity building, conflict mitigation, human rights, protection of civilians and humanitarian support.

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