KATHMANDU : Newly appointed Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh has taken up office today amidst a special ceremony organised at Home Ministry in Singha Durbar.
Home Secretary Nawin Kumar Ghimire conferred the insignia of the post of IGP of Nepal Police on Friday to newly appointed IGP Kuber Singh Rana.
Cabinet meeting on Thursday had approved his name ending a month-long dispute surfaced between Prime Minister Bhattarai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bijay Kumar Gachhadar over the selection of the new IGP.
Nawaraj Dhakal, and Bhishma Prasai — had also vied for the top post of Nepal Police.
Kuber Singh Rana, who joined the police force in April 1983, will also serve as the Head of Nepal Central Bureau- Nepal, a contact point of Interpol.
In his career in the law enforcement agency spanning over 28 years, he is known for zero tolerance on corruption.
Rana has served as Metropolitan Police Commissioner, chief of Eastern Region Police Office in Pokhara, Director of Training Directorate in Nepal Police Headquarters, chief of Narcotics Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit, and chief of two zonal offices and seven district police offices.
He was promoted to the post of AIG on 22 June 2011 on the basis of seniority after Rabindra Pratap Shah was appointed IG.
In his professional career, IG Rana, who was born in Baugha Gumba of Palpa on 21 July 1960, has undergone more than 25 basic and specialised training courses on security, crime investigation and policing at home and abroad. He has been decorated with 16 medals and awards to recognise his policing work.