Ajai Kashyap set to take charge as new DG (Prisons)
New Delhi: Ajai Kashyap (AGMUT cadre 1985 ) will be the new Director General ( Prisons), replacing Sudhir Yadav who is retiring. It has been learnt that Kashyap is likely to take charge from October 1.
A batchmate of Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Kashyap has served at major places during his tenure in the police department. Ajai Kashyap is presently posted as Special Commissioner of Police ( Traffic ).
In 2009, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Ajai Kashyap was conferred police medals for his distinguished services.
Kashyap, a 1985 batch officer has served as Additional DCP PCR and later served as DCP central Delhi. He then served as DCP PCR. He has also served as Joint CP New Delhi Range, Joint CP Southern Range.
Kashyap also served in the UN mission for 5 years. Later, he served as Special CP provision and Logistics before being appointed as Special CP Traffic.
Four officers from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union territory) cadre were learnt to be front runners for the post. Besides Ajai Kashyap, special DG (CRPF) S N Shrivastava, two others — Rajesh Malik and Nithiyanandam from Delhi Police were among the top contenders.
The post is considered crucial as many of the Tihar DGs had later become Delhi Police chief. B K Gupta, Neeraj Kumar and Alok Verma were Tihar DG before their appointment as Delhi Police chief.