Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today appointed 1984 batch IPS officer S Javeed Ahmad as the new Director General of Police.
Javeed Ahmad who was posted as DG Railways has been made the new DGP of the state, Principal Secretary Home Devashish Panda said.
Talking to media after his appointment, Javeed Ahmad said he would lead the force with full honesty and dedication.
"With the help of constables, inspectors and higher officials I will work towards restoring the confidence in the police force", he said, adding that efforts would be made to inculcate a feeling in them that they have to do something good for the state.
Javeed Ahmad succeeds Jagmohan Yadav who retired after completing 32 years of distinguished service yesterday.
Yadav was 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer and appointed as the DGP in July last year.
He also said that providing security to women will the top priority and any laxity in duty won't be tolerated.
“There are so many challenges before us… ISIS, panchayat election. We will also focus on ensuring a good and sooth traffic system. We will handle the things professionally.”