Sreelekha to be Kerala's first woman DGP

Sreelekha to be Kerala's first woman DGP, to head Fire & Rescue Services Department

R Sreelekha will be the first woman Director General of Police in Kerala after the state government on Wednesday appointed her as Fire and Rescue Services DGP as part of a major reshuffle.

The state cabinet, which met here on Wednesday, appointed Vishwas Mehta as the new Chief Secretary to replace incumbent Tom Jose, who will retire on May 31.

Mehta, a 1986 batch IAS officer from Dungarpur in Rajasthan, was the Home Secretary. "ADGP R Sreelekha has been promoted and appointed as the Fire and Rescue Services DGP in the state," a release issued by the state government said. Sreelekha is presently the Transport Commissioner. T K Jose, who is currently the Additional Chief Secretary to the Public Works Department, will replace Mehta as Home Secretary. Meanwhile, Revenue Secretary V Venu has been made the State Planning Board Secretary, whileADGP M R Ajith Kumar has been appointed as the Transport Commissioner. Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited Managing Director Navjot Khosa has been appointed as the Thiruvananthapuram District Collector in place of K Gopalakrishnan, who has been shifted to Malappuram.

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