Amaravati: IPS officer, D Gautam Sawang was appointed Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday with immediate effect. The state government appointed Sawang as regular DGP based on the recommendation made by the Emplacement Committee of Union Public Service Commission, Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam said in an order. Sawang will be in service till July, 2023. He has been holding charge as state DGP since May 30 when the YS Jagan government assumed power. On June 26, the state government forwarded a proposal to the UPSC requesting that a panel of officers be prepared for appointment as the state police chief.