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Idashisha Nongrang is The First Woman DGP in Northeast States

Idashisha Nongrang has been appointed Director General of Police (DGP) in Meghalaya. This is a historic moment for the state. 

The 1992 batch Indian Police Service officer belongs to the Nongrang Khasi community, one of the three major tribes in the state. 

She will replace LR Bishnoi who is retiring on May 19.

Nongrang currently serves as the Director General of Meghalaya Civil Defence. She is the first woman in the state to hold the post of DGP. 

In 2021, She served as acting DGP. An official notification said that she will remain on this post till May 19, 2026.

Congratulating Idashisha Nongrang, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma wrote on X - Hearty congratulations to IPS Smt. Idashisha Nongrang on appointment as the new DGP. Breaking barriers and creating history, she became the first tribal woman from our state to hold this position, a moment of immense pride for all of us. Best wishes to them.

The Union Public Service Commission had recommended the names of Ram Prasad Meena, ADG, Border Security Force, and Nongrang and Deepak Kumar, ADG, Central Reserve Police Force, for DGP. Among these, the name of Nongrang was at the forefront. 

The three major political parties in the state had sought her appointment to the post, saying that since she is a local, she would be able to better understand the various complexities of the state while discharging her duties as DGP.

The United Democratic Party, a component of the National People's Party-led coalition government, said it would be historic if she is appointed to the post, noting that another local, Donald Phillips Wahlong, served as chief secretary of the state. 

BJP, another constituent of the government, said that Nongrang is an honest officer and has wide experience of working in the state. The opposition Voice of the People party said there is no doubt that Nongrang would be able to strengthen police-public relations because She is a local.