Lucknow: Former DGP of Uttar Pradesh Karamveer Singh has been appointed as the security advisor to the state government. The Mayawati government appointed the former DGP, who retired on Wednesday, as security advisor for a year, only 24 hours after his retirement.

In the first of its kind appointment, Singh has been posted as Principal Secretary and would sit at the office in Annexe building.

Confirming the appointment Home Secretary Deepak Kumar said, “The government has delegated five key responsibilities to Singh. He, in the capacity of a security adviser, will suggest measures to check crime against Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes, including inquiry into allegations of false cases; effective control over crime against women and children; tackling problems like communal tensions, riots and deployment of forces during special occasions like festivals or renewed terror threat. Besides, he would also advise state government on any police-related issue.”

The state Home Department said that Singh has been given the new post to improve and maintain law and order situation in the state during the coming election year.