Vijayawada: Nanduri Sambasiva Rao, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer, has been given the full additional charge of the post of Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police from July 23.
Incumbent DGP Jasti Venkata Ramudu will be retiring on Saturday on completion of his two-year fixed tenure.
Rao is currently the managing director of AP State Road Transport Corporation and is expected to be appointed full-time DGP (Head of Police Force) shortly upon clearance from the Union Public Service Commission.
As per a law enacted by the AP legislature in 2014, the state DGP (HoPF) will have a fixed two-year tenure irrespective of the date of superannuation.
The law was made to enable Ramudu to continue as the DGP though he retired in July 2014.
The state government will have to send a panel of five names of officers eligible to be appointed as DGP (HoPF) to the UPSC.
The UPSC will shortlist three names and the state will have the liberty to select one from the three.
Rao is the third senior-most IPS officer in the AP cadre and, given the caste equations, he is expected to be ultimately picked up for the coveted DGP (HoPF) post upon completion of the formalities.