The AP government issued a GO appointing N Sambasiva Rao as full-time DGP. Till now, Sambasiva Rao has been discharging his duties as in-charge DGP. He will work as full-time DGP up to December 31, 2017. The AP government wanted to appoint Sambasiva Rao as full-time DGP for the next 2 years. But, the list forwarded to UPSC with the names of senior IPS officers was rejected on 3 occasions. Chandrababu government brought an ordinance giving powers to the state for appointing DGPs. Malakondaiah, who is serving as APSRTC MD, will succeed Sambasiva Rao after latter’s retirement.