Assam: GP Singh takes charge as Director General of Police

India Police Officer (IPS) officer GP Singh took charge as Assam Director General of Police (DGP) on January 31.

Singh replaced Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta who is retiring after the completion of his tenure.

After his appointment as Assam DGP, Singh thanked Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and said he looks forward to the opportunity of serving the people of the state.
''With the blessings of Maa Kamakhya, I look forward to the opportunity of serving the people of Assam. Gratitude to the Honourable Chief minister Assam for reposing trust in me to lead the glorious Assam Police. @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam,'' he tweeted.

Singh, a 1991-batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has worked with the National investigating for six years, and in several parts of the northeast, including Assam, for over 18 years.

As per reports, Singh was sent to his parent cadre after the law and order situation in Assam started to deteriorate.

During his tenure with NIA, GP Singh worked on several militancy-related cases in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeastern region, and Punjab.

Besides this, Singh also dealt with several cases of NIA in Kashmir including the terror funding case.

While in the Northeast, he also served as the IG of North Assam and was also a part of several operations against the outfit United Liberation Front of Assam.

Soon after the development, people wished Singh for being appointed as Assam's DGP.

''Heartiest congratulations to Shri @gpsinghips on being appointed as DGP, Assam Police. 

I am confident that under your watchful eyes, peace & harmony will continue to prevail in Assam.

Also, my best wishes to outgoing DGP Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta for his invaluable service,'' Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council, Pramod Boro tweeted.

Interacting with the media, the new DGP GP Singh mulls being more responsive in social media handle, so that action could be taken at an appropriate time.

On the otherhand, speaking on the occasion, former DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said, “After my service, I will continue to be part of the Assam police since it is a philosophy, way of life, and service that I will salute a thousand times.”

“For every police personnel, it’s not a job but a service”, Mahanta added.

Born on November 8th, 1967, to Late Krishna Singh and Late MP Singh, Gyanendra Pratap Singh is an Indian Police Service officer of the 1991 batch of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. 
Hailing from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, he did his schooling and higher education at Lucknow. 

After initial training at the prestigious SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad, India, GP Singh joined Assam as an IPS trainee in 1992 when the state along with the rest of North-East was witness to a spurt in insurgent activities. 

As Assistant Superintendent of Police Sonitpur, Sub Divisional Police Officer Rangia and Additional Superintendent of Police Nalbari he took an active part in the CI Ops in Lower Assam. 

In recognition of hard work done in the formative years of police work, Singh was posted to Jorhat, which had the unique distinction of being the only district other than the capital Guwahati to have carried out Counter Insurgency operations without Army assistance under the Unified Headquarters scheme. He was subsequently posted as SP of the capital city of Guwahati and thereafter Barpeta. 

for the Inter-State Movement of people in the wake of the COVID-19 breakout and the subsequent lockdown that was imposed in the country, where lakhs of people stuck in different parts of India and abroad were safely brought back to their home state Assam. 

From August 2020 till January 2023, he held additional charge of the Director, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Government of Assam and led the effort against corruption amongst government servants. 

This period witnessed highest ever recorded action against corrupt Government servants in Assam. 

He also led the multi-agency Anti Rhino poaching task force of the Government of Assam and was instrumental in ensuring Zero Rhino poaching in 2022 for the first time in a period of 45 years. 

He has been appointed as Director General of Police & Head of Police Force for the state of Assam wef February 10, 2023. 

Anamika Singh, wife of GP Singh has a doctorate in botany. 

The elder daughter Aishwarya Singh is in the Indian Police service, allotted to the AGMUT Cadre, while the younger daughter Aradhita Singh has recently graduated from the prestigious Hindu College, Delhi and working to achieve her calling in life.