Senior IPS officer Taj Hassan appointed chief of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards

Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Mohd Taj Hassan on Saturday was appointed the chief of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

This post was vacant since the demise of Mohammed Jawed Akhtar, a 1986-batch IPS officer of UP cadre, who had succumbed to Covid-19 in May. He was the first police chief at duty, who fell prey to the dreadly virus.

The Ministry of Personnel in its order, said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has accepted MHA’s proposal to assign Taj Hassan, a 1987 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, UT (AGMUT) cadre, as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards for a tenure up to his superannuation on 31 December 2023 from the date of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Currently, Hassan is serving as the Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic). He has also been the Chief Spokesperson of Delhi Police, a first kind of unique post.

In the national capital, IPS Hassan has also tackled the key assignments as a Special Commissioner of Crime. Earlier, he had served as the chief of traffic department of Delhi Police and also as the joint commissioner of the security unit, along with other important positions.

Senior officer Hassan has also worked as a Deputy Director General in the Narcotics Control Bureau.

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