The newly appointed Director General of Maharashtra Police Pravin Dixit called on the Governor of Maharashtra Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Thursday 1 Oct . Former Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau chief Praveen Dixit was appointed as the Maharashtra Director General of Police Wednesday. He succeeded Sanjeev S Dayal. Dixit, while taking charge, said his highest priority would be to uphold the efforts to improve the state’s conviction rate, an initiative started by his predecessor.
A 1997-batch Indian Police Service officer, Dixit reached the Maharashtra Police Headquarters around 12.30 pm and took charge from Dayal. “My highest priority in the days to come at my disposal would be to continue the remarkable work done by my immediate predecessor, Sanjeev S Dayal, in improving the conviction rate in the state. Maximum efforts would be made to inculcate scientific investigation techniques and forensic tools. Another area of priority is to make an all-out effort in making the police force people-oriented, with particular reference to protect and promote the rights of the vulnerable sections such as women, children and elderly citizens,” said Dixit.
Throughout his career, Dixit has served in several state and central government postings and is the recipient of two medals. Answering a query about the controversial Sanatan Sanstha and the police’s earlier proposal to ban it, Dixit said, “Several years have passed since the proposal was sent and I will have to speak to the officers concerned before commenting on the matter.”