JAMMU: According to the Union Home Ministry, Jammu Zone additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh was appointed as the Inspector General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on a temporary basis on Tuesday. The appointment of Singh, an IPS officer from the AGMUT cadre and a member of the 1996 batch, will last for five years from the time he assumes responsibility or until further orders, whichever comes first, according to the order. On August 14, 2019, Singh was appointed the new Inspector General of Police for the Jammu Zone. On January 20, 2021, Singh received a promotion to the position of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP). According to Sanjeev Kumar, assistant secretary for home affairs at the Ministry of Home Affairs, the ADGP of Jammu was appointed as the IG of the ITBP on a temporary basis. Kumar requested that the officer be promptly relieved so that he may begin his new responsibilities at the centre.