Sylendra Babu to take charge as new DGP of TN on 1 July

C Sylendra Babu a 1987-batch IPS officer, will take charge as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Tamilnadu from 1 July. He will replace J K Tripathy, who is set to retire from service at the end of this month.

The Union Public Service Commission had on Monday convened an empanelment meeting in New Delhi on 28 June in which several senior officials from the state and the Centre took part. The panel had reportedly recommended the names of three IPS officers suitable for the post.

The State government on Tuesday said that Babu has been chosen as the next DGP.

Belonging to 1987 batch of IPS Sylendra Babu started as assistant superintendent of police in Gobichettipalayam and ater he was promoted as SP he served districts including Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram, besides working as DC Adyar, Chennai.  When he was promoted as DiG Sylendra Babu served in Chennai as JC. As IG, he functioned as Coimbatore city commissioner and IG north zone. After being promoted as ADGP he served in Prisons, and Coastal Security Group besides Railways.
He was promoted as DGP in March 2019 and continued to serve Railways.