Sunday, 17 April 2016

Gujarat DGP P C Thakur appointed fire services chief

Gujarat Police chief P C Thakur was today appointed as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards here. 

Thakur, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, has been appointed to the post for a period upto the date of his superannuation on December 31, 2016, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training. 
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Thakur as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, it said. 

He was appointed as Director General of Gujarat Police in December 2013. 

The Directorate General of Civil Defence was established in the Home Ministry in 1962 to handle all policy and planning matters related to civil defence and its running partners home guards and fire services.

SOURCE - business-standard