Senior IPS officer R R Swain was on Friday given additional charge as the Director General of the J&K police with effect from November 1.
Swain is presently working as Special DG in the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The present Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, would retire as the longest-serving Police chief of J&K on October 31.
According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the 1991-AGMUT Cadre, Swain will take over as DGP J&K from November 1 in addition to his own duties.
“With the approval of competent authority, Shri R.R Swain, IPS presently posted as special DG, CID, Jammu and Kashmir will also function as in-charge Director General of Police in addition to his existing charge with effect from 1-11-23 and until further orders,” the MHA order read.
Swain was appointed as J&K’s intelligence chief in June 2020.