Six days into job, advisor to Arunachal Governor quits

On January 26, when the Centre brought Arunachal Pradesh under President’s Rule, Dadwal and retired IAS officer G S Patnaik were appointed as advisors to Rajkhowa.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2016 9:52 am
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Six days after he was appointed advisor to Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa, former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal on Tuesday resigned from the post due to “personal reasons”. Former DG of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) B D Sharma has been appointed as Dadwal’s replacement.

On January 26, when the Centre brought Arunachal Pradesh under President’s Rule, Dadwal and retired IAS officer G S Patnaik were appointed as advisors to Rajkhowa.

“Dadwal tendered his resignation from the post of advisor to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh today citing personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted by the government. Former SSB chief B D Sharma has been appointed to the post,” confirmed a home ministry spokesperson. Dadwal could not be reached for comment.

While Dadwal is a 1974-batch IPS officer who retired in 2011 from SSB after being appointed the Delhi Police chief, Patnaik is a 1980-batch IAS officer who retired after serving in the Delhi government in various capacities. Sharma is a 1980-batch police officer of West Bengal cadre.