Guwahati: Assam government today appointed senior IPS officer Kuladhar Saikia as the new Director General of Police of the state.Senior IPS officer Kuladhar Saikia was today appointed as new DGP of Assam.
Saikia is also a well-know short story writer and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award.
“Kuladhar Saikia, Special DGP (Law & Order), is promoted and posted as Director General of Police, Assam,” an official order from the Home Department said.
Saikia, a 1985-batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will take charge from present incumbent DGP Mukesh Sahay on his superannuation on April 30, it added.
Saikia, a Ph.D from IIT-Guwahati, has 20 published short story collections under his credit.
He got the Sahitya Akademi award for his Assamese short story collection, “Akashar Chhabi Aru Anyanya Galpa”, in 2015.