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Ashok Kumar appointed as DGP of Tamil Nadu

Nov 4, 2014 09:30 IST

A 1982 batch IPS officer Ashok Kumar was on 3 November 2014 appointed as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Tamil Nadu. He succeeded K. Ramanujam who was heading the Tamil Nadu police since May 2011.

Presently, Ashok Kumar holds the charge of Director General of Police (DGP) intelligence.


The state government forwarded a proposal to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to convene the empanelment committee meeting to prepare a panel of officers for appointment to the post of DGP (law and order).

UPSC convened the meeting on 27 October 2014 and communicated its recommendations to the Tamil Nadu government.

The empanelment committee shortlisted Ashok Kumar, R Sekar and Anoop Jaiswal. After careful examination, the state appointed Ashok Kumar.

Ashok Kumar
Kumar entered police service as assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Tirumangalam. Afterwards, he was promoted as superintendent of police (SP), Tiruchi before being transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police, south Chennai.

He was then moved to central deputation as SP, CBI and worked there for seven years before becoming the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG).

Ashok Kumar had served the CBI for about 18 years in different capacities. In 2013, he was elevated as Director-General of Police (DGP).

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