Ashish Bhatia current Ahmedabad Police Commissioner is appointed as new DGP Director General of Police, Gujarat. Bhatia to take over from current DGP Shivanand Jha who retired on superannuation today.
Bhatia is 1985 batch IAS of Gujarat cadre.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet had approved the proposal Ministry of Home Affairs for extension in service of Shivanand Jha (GJ 1983) for a period of three months beyond his superannuation i.e., 30/04/2020 in relaxation of Rule 16 (1) of the All India Service (DCRB) Rule, 1958, in public interest.
Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja made formal announcement of Ashish Bhatia being appointed as new DGP Gujarat on behalf of Vijay Rupani state chief minister.