Pune will once again get a woman as Police city chief as senior police officer and State Intelligence Department Commissioner Rashmi Shukla was appointed as the new police commissioner on Thursday morning.

Shukla, who is set to take charge from April 1 will succeed K K Pathak who retired on March 31.

An Indian Police Service officer of 1988 batch, Shukla holds a master degree in geological science and has also worked in various departments of Mumbai Police.

Shukla is second lady officer after IPS Meera Chaddha-Borwankar who was the first woman Pune police.