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Tamilnadu gets new DGP, Head of Police Force

Dr C Sylendra Babu IPS (1987) batch has been appointed as the Director-General of Police (Head of Police Force), Tamil Nadu.

JK Tripathy, IPS, the current DGP of the state is due for retirement on 30th June 2021.

Sylendra Babu IPS born in 1962 in Kuzhithurai Kanyakumari District has a distinguished career in Indian Police Force.  


18th May 2021 - Government of Tamilnadu sends proposal to Union Public Service Commission to convene the empanelment committee meeting to prepare a panel of IPS officers

28th June 2021 - UPSC convenes Empanelment Committee meeting in New Delhi and recommended a panel of names of IPS officers as suitable for appointment to the post of DGP

29th June 2021 - Government appoints Dr C Sylendra Babu IPS, (1987) as Director General of Police (Head of Police Force), Tamil Nadu and head of Police force with effect from 01.07.2021

Timeline of Sylendra Babu IPS Tenure and Ranks held

1989 - Assistant Superintendent of Police - ASP
1992 - Superintendent of Police - SP
2001 - Deputy Inspector General - DIG
2007 - Inspector General - IG
2012 - Additional Director-General of Police - ADGP
2019 - Director-General of Police
2021 - Director-General of Police & Head of Police


President's medal for devotion to duty
Prime Minister's medal for life-saving
Chief Minister's medal for gallantry
Chief Minister's medal for devotion to duty
TN Special Task Force Police Medal for gallantry, bravery and heroic action
President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service
Chief Minister's medal for excellence in public service

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