Senior IPS officer Balaji Srivastav will now hold the additional charge of the Commissioner of Delhi Police after incumbent S N Shrivastava retired on June 30, the Home Ministry has said. In an order, the ministry said that Balaji Srivastav, a 1988-batch IPS officer of the AGMTU cadre, will discharge duties as the Commissioner of the Delhi Police in addition to his present responsibility till a full-fledged head of the national capital’s police force is appointed.
Balaji Srivastav is presently posted as Special Commissioner (Vigilance) of the Delhi Police.
He has previously worked as the DGP of Puducherry and Mizoram and Special Commissioner, Intelligence, Economic Offence Wing and Special Cell, Delhi. He has also served in the Cabinet Secretariat for nine years and handled sensitive assignments.
S N Shrivastava too initially took the additional charge of the CP, Delhi, in February 2020 in the wake of the communal riots in the capital following protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. He was regularised as the CP of the Delhi Police only last month.