Dwaraka Tirumala Rao Appointed as Andhra Pradesh DGP

Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, currently serving as the Managing Director(MD) of APSRTC, has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh.

This decision was announced by the state’s Chief Secretary, Neerabh Kumar Prasad, on Wednesday night, and is effective immediately.

Those who do not know, Tirumala Rao is an IPS officer from the 1989 batch.

Tirumala Rao was appointed as the Managing Director of APSRTC in June 2021 and has been handling the responsibilities for the past three years.

Prior to this, he served as the DGP of the Railway Department and also worked as the Commissioner of Police in Vijayawada.

Last month, just days before the elections in Andhra Pradesh, the Election Commission transferred the then-DGP K.V. Rajendranath Reddy.

At that time, there were speculations that Dwaraka Tirumala Rao might be appointed as the DGP of Andhra Pradesh.

However, Harish Kumar Gupta was unexpectedly given the position and took charge on May 6. The newly formed coalition government also intended to continue with him as DGP.

However, an incident during Chandrababu Naidu‘s swearing-in ceremony proved unfavorable for Harish Kumar Gupta.

During the event, the convoy of the Governor, Nazir, got stuck in traffic for 40 minutes, preventing him from welcoming Prime Minister Modi.

Both the Governor and the Prime Minister expressed dissatisfaction with the traffic mismanagement, leading to speculations that Harish Kumar Gupta would be replaced.

The government has now acted on these speculations.

About Dwaraka Tirumala Rao

Dwaraka Tirumala Rao hails from a modest family in Devapuram, Guntur.

His father worked in the Prohibition and Excise Department and had two sons, including Tirumala Rao, and five daughters.

Tirumala Rao completed his early education in government schools, studying up to the fifth grade at a municipal school in Krishna Nagar and finishing his high school education at Patibandla Seetharamaiah High School in Lakshmipur, Guntur.

He received a gold medal in Mathematics from Central University and later worked as a Mathematics lecturer at TJPS College in Guntur. In 1989, he was selected for the IPS.

His wife is a professor in the medical field, and the couple has two daughters.

Dwaraka Tirumala Rao Appointed as Andhra Pradesh DGP
Dwaraka Tirumala Rao Appointed as Andhra Pradesh DGP

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