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UPSC Sets Up Empanelment Committee Meeting on December 21 for Next Punjab DGP

The empanelment committee meeting for preparation of panel of officers for appointment to the post of the DGP will be held on December 21 at 10:30 am in Delhi

Two and a half months after Punjab sent a panel of 10 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has set the ball rolling for appointing state’s new Director General of Police by convening the empanelment committee meeting on December 21.

The empanelment committee meeting for preparation of panel of officers for appointment to the post of the DGP will be held on December 21 at 10:30 am in Delhi.

The committee, among others, would comprise UPSC chairperson or in his absence, an UPSC member as president; Union home secretary or his nominee not below the rank of special secretary to Union government; and the Punjab chief secretary.

The correspondence, dated December 14, states that the committee would also comprise of state DGP but added a rider that if the incumbent police chief is also a candidate in the zone of consideration, then he will not be a member of the committee.

Officiating Punjab DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, an IPS officer of 1988 batch, is among the panel of 10 officers sent by Punjab government on September 30.

The empanelment committee would shortlist three IPS officers while factoring in the service record and other criteria. The state government would then appoint the next DGP from amon the panel of the three officers shortlisted by the UPSC.

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