No Regular DGP In Bihar For More Than Two Months, Matter Still Pending For Approval
- Raghav Goyal
- Published on 24 Nov 2020, 6:10 pm IST
- 1 minute read
A panel of 10 IPS officers was sent to the UPSC for approval but the matter is still pending. Since Gupteshwar Pandey took VRS in September, the post of the DGP is still lying vacant in Bihar.
- No regular DGP in Bihar since Gupteshwar Pandey took VRS in September,
Since 1987-batch IPS (retd.) Gupteshwar Pandey bid adieu to civil service through VRS on September 22, Bihar has fallen short of a regular Director Generals of Police (DGPs) for the past two months. Officials say that this is happening after a period of two decades that Bihar has no regular DGP for two long months.
S K Singhal, a 1988-batch IAS officer who is the DG-cum-commandant general of home guards was given an additional charge of the state police chief soon after Mr. Pandey retired. It is being said that a panel of DG-rank officers was sent to the UPSC for the approval but the matter is still pending.
The DG-rank IPS officers who have been included in the panel are Rajesh Ranjan (1984-batch), Shobha Ohatker (1990-batch), Dinesh Singh Bist, Kumar Rajesh Chandra, Alok Raj, A S Rajan, Arvind Pandey, Sheel Vardhan Singh, S K Singhal and R S Bhatti.
Several senior officers are surprised after seeing the delay as the post has been left vacant since September.
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