IPS officer Kuldiep Singh has been assigned to “look after” the charge of CRPF director general (DG) after incumbent chief A P Maheshwari retires on Sunday, an order issued by the Union Home Ministry said on Saturday.
It said Singh, a 1986-batch officer working as the special DG of its central zone, will hold the additional charge of the CRPF head till “the appointment and joining of the successor or until further orders, whichever is earlier”.
Singh is from the West Bengal cadre.
Maheshwari, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, had taken over as the CRPF chief in January last year.
The Union government on Friday appointed him as adviser to the Lt Governor of poll-bound Puducherry along with retired DoPT secretary C Chandramouli.
“My tenure as the director general has been a most humbling and rewarding experience despite the last year being beset by the challenge of coronavirus.”