Newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Thakur Gyawali assumes office on Wednesday. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Thakur Prasad Gyawali received an insignia on Wednesday. IGP Gyawali assumed his office on the same day.
Home Secretary Maheshwor Neupane conferred insignia on Gyawali amidst a program held in the capital on Wednesday.
Gyawali has expressed the commitment that he would work without any prejudice and win the hearts of the Nepali people.
He said he would ensure the country’s law and order situation without being influenced by any ideology or pressure.
“My focus would be to ensure a sense of responsibility, security and justice during my tenure as IGP,” he said.
A cabinet meeting appointed Gyawali as the new IGP after outgoing IGP Sarbendra Khanal retired on the 30-year service limit provision on Tuesday.
Gyawali was appointed 27th Inspector General of Police on Tuesday.
Who is newly-appointed IGP Gyawali?
Gyawali was born in a middle-income family in the current Jhimruk Rural Municipality-1 on October 14, 1965, to father Narayan Prasad Gyawali and mother Sumitra Gyawali.
Gyawali, who joined the police force on July 9, 1990, after completing his Bachelor’s level as a Police Inspector, got promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Police on May 1, 2001.
Gyawali was promoted to Superintendent of Police on November 18, 2009, and to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) on July 12, 2016. On October 14, 2018, he got promoted to Deputy Inspector General of Police.
While his tenure as SP, Gyawali worked in Dang, Bara and Jhapa among other districts and also at Nepal Police Headquarters. Gyawali also holds an experience of working at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
While as SSP, Gyawali worked at the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police and IGP Secretariat and Nepalgunj-based training center of Nepal Police.
Gyawali, who recently served as Province 1 Police Chief as DIG has made his reputation in the law enforcement agency for his undisputed image. He is considered as a professional and honest official.
Timeline: Gyawali’s journey from Inspector to IGP
July 9, 1990: Police Inspector
May 1, 2001: Promoted to DSP
November 18, 2009: Promoted to SP
July 12, 2016: Promoted to SSP
October 14, 2018: Promoted to DIG
February 11, 2020: Promoted to IGP