The Assam government on Wednesday appointed an IPS officer, Diganta Borah, as the Secretary of the Home Department.
Issuing a transfer order, Personal Department Secretary TP Borgohain transferred the 2004 batch IPS officer to the Home Department.
Borah was posted at the Assam Police Headquarters as the Deputy Inspector General (Administration).
Posting police personnel, especially the Indian Police Services (IPS) officers, in civil administration are not common in practice. This is the first time in India, IPS to get appoints on such a post.