Imphal: The central government on Monday transferred senior IPS officer Rajiv Singh, currently the inspector general of CRPF, to Manipur.
Rajiv Singh, a 1993-batch IPS officer of the Tripura cadre, has been sent to Manipur on inter-cadre deputation for three years, a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
“The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to convey the approval of Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for Inter-cadre deputation of Shri Rajiv Singh, IPS (TR:93), presently working as IG, CRPF, from Tripura cadre to Manipur cadre for a period of three years from the date of joining, in relaxation of the policy as a special case in public interest,” the union home ministry order read.
The order also stated that Singh be relieved immediately to enable him to take up his new assignment.
The transfer comes at a time Manipur is seeing ethnic conflict since violence broke out in the state on May 3 in Churachandpur, a Kuki dominated district.
Rajiv Singh is likely to get a key post to handle the current crisis.
Nearly, a hundred people have been killed on both sides of Meeteis and Kukis during the crisis which began on May 3 in Churachandpur, which is a Kuki dominated district.Union Minister Amit Shah is currently in Imphal and is holding a series of meetings with government officials and civil society organisations. The Centre and state governments announced Monday a Rs 10 lakh compensation package for all those killed in the current sectarian crisis in Manipur. A member of the family of those who died in the riots will also be provided with a job. With agency inputs