The Himachal Pradesh government has appointed S R Mardi, a 1986-batch IPS officer of the Himachal as the new director general of police.Mardi replaces Somesh Goyal who would hold the charge of DGP (Prisons and Correctional Services).He is presently posted as the DGP (Home Guard and Civil Defence).Mardi has served in various positions, including as the superintendent of police, Shimla, Hamirpur and Kinnaur, deputy inspector general, Southern Range, DIG and IG, Vigilance, IG and additional DGP (Law and Order), ADGP (Law and order and CID) and DGP (Prisons).