With Maharashtra Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal set to retire Wednesday, the state government has decided to appoint Pravin Dixit, an IPS officer of the 1977 batch, as his successor.
The government announced two more key IPS transfers late Tuesday night.
Dixit will assume charge Wednesday. He currently heads the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which has recently registered cases against senior Nationalist Congress Party politicians such as Ajit Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal.
Director General, Maharashtra State Security Corporation, Vijay Kamble will take now over as DG, Anti-Corruption Bureau. The 1980-batch officer was a contender for the post of Mumbai commissioner of police in 2014 but the state government decided to appoint Maria instead.
Satish Mathur, a 1981-batch officer, will take over as the new DG and Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation, with Arup Patnaik, the officer currently occupying the post, also retiring Wednesday. Mathur is currently DG, Legal and Technical.
In Mathur’s place, the government has decided to appoint Meeran Borwankar, also from 1981 batch, on promotion. Accordingly, Borwankar, who is currently Additional Director General of Police, Prisons, will take over as DG, Legal and Technical. The new ADGP, Prisons, will be announced later.