Ram Pravesh Thakur, an IPS officer of 1986 batch was appointed DGP by the Andhra government. Prior to this, Thakur was serving as the Director General of state ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau).
RP Thakur will succeed the former DGP Dr M Malakondaiah, who retired from service on Saturday.
RP Thakur started his career as Additional Superintendent of Police at National Police Academy in Hyderabad in 1986.He also worked as ASP in Guntur, Warangal districts and later at Krishna, West Godavari and Kadapa districts as SP.
Before heading CISF Eastern Zone Headquarters at Patna, he served as DIG of Rayalaseema and Warangal regions.He has also served as ADGP (Technology Services) and as DG (Drugs & Copyright).
Thakur has bagged several awards for excellence in the services.