N Sambasiva Rao was on 24 November 2017 appointed as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh, despite the fact that Union Home Ministry rejected his candidature on earlier occasions.
Rao has been holding the DGPs post as “full additional charge” since 23 July 2016, while his actual position was DGP (Coordination). He is due to retire on 31 December 2017. However, with this appointment, he may serve the post for a full two-year term as per the state law.
Sambasiva Rao is an Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of 1984 batch.