Dr. Jitender is the new DGP of Telangana

Updated - July 11, 2024 08:56 am IST

Published - July 10, 2024 04:48 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Jitender, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, has been posted as the new DGP of the Telangana State. He is seen with Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy.

Jitender, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, has been posted as the new DGP of the Telangana State. He is seen with Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy. | Photo Credit: By Arrangement

Telangana has a new Director General of Police (DGP). Dr. Jitender, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, who was serving as the Principal Secretary to Government in the Home Department has been posted as the new DGP of the Telangana State. He will be holding the post with full additional charge (FAC) in the State. The incumbent Ravi Gupta has been posted as Special Chief Secretary in the Home Department. This is the first transfer of DGP after the Congress came into power in the State in December 2023.

Born in Punjab’s Ferozepur in September, 1965, Dr. Jitender has completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  from School of Management Studies, JNTU, Hyderabad.  

File photo of 1992 batch IPS officer Jitender

File photo of 1992 batch IPS officer Jitender | Photo Credit: RAMESH SUSARLA

His earlier stints included Superintendent of Police Mahabubnagar, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Vizag and Warangal Ranges. He was also the Additional Commissioner of Police - Traffic in Hyderabad and brought in several innovations including automated signals, intelligent traffic management system and cashless challan system, the first such in India.  

He has also worked as the Additional DGP (Law & Order) of Telangana and was serving as the Principal Secretary to Government in the Home Department for the last one and half year. In his previous role, Dr. Jitender was looking after policy and administrative matters of various departments like Police, Fire Services, Prisons, Director of Prosecutions, Sainik Welfare, Police Housing Corporation, Special Protection Force, Printing & Stationary among others.  

File photo of IPS officer Jitender (on the right) when he was the DIG of Visakhapatnam range, along with K. Jana Reddy, then Home Minister of erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh. 

File photo of IPS officer Jitender (on the right) when he was the DIG of Visakhapatnam range, along with K. Jana Reddy, then Home Minister of erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh.  | Photo Credit: C_V_SUBRAHMANYAM

During his years of service, he has been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Internal Security Medal by the Government of India.

Jitender, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, has been posted as the new DGP of the Telangana State. He is seen with Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy. | Video Credit: By Arrangement

16 IPS officers transferred to new positions

The wider reshuffle within the Telangana state police department saw 16 other IPS officers transferred to new positions, including G. Sudheer Babu, who was serving as Inspector General of Police, Multi Zone-II. He will be the new Commissioner of Police for Rachakonda, while Dr. Tarun Joshi, the outgoing CP, will become Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

C.V. Anand, who was serving as the Director General ACB will be taking full additional charge as the Director General (Vigilance and Enforcement) while serving as E.O. Principal Secretary to Government, General Administration Department.

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