LUCKNOW Amid the thrill that officiating director normal of police (DGP) DS Chauhan is probably going to be made safety advisor to the state authorities after his retirement on Friday, the UP Police will have to wait for some extra time for a everlasting state police chief, mentioned sources within the division.
Furthermore, extra director normal (regulation and order) Prashant Kumar is probably going to get the brand new accountability (officiating DGP) as his title, together with 14 different IPS officers of 1990 and 1991 batches, is in consideration for the publish of particular DG.
DS Chauhan, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has been officiating DGP for round 10 months now after Mukul Goel was faraway from the publish following allegations of inaction and lack of curiosity in the direction of work. Chauhan had the extra cost of DG (intelligence and vigilance) however was by no means confirmed because the full-time DGP due to disagreement over his posting among the many stake holders in appointing the state police chief.
Sources mentioned the state authorities is in no hurry to determine over the coveted publish of the DGP and Prashant Kumar is probably going to maintain the cost for a while until the finalisation of the title of the following DGP.
They mentioned the names of different IPS officers are additionally into account for the publish. The state authorities, in communication from the Union authorities and different stakeholders, together with the Union Public Service Fee (UPSC) and the division of personnel and coaching (DoPT), will determine on the following DGP.
One other senior police official mentioned Mukul Goel, who continued as DG (civil defence) after his elimination from the DGP’s publish in Might final 12 months, is the senior-most IPS officer of the 1987-batch and his superannuation is scheduled in February 2024. Anand Kumar, Vijaya Kumar and Safi Ahsan Rizvi are additionally among the many contenders for the publish.
Because the state authorities had eliminated Goel from the DGP’s publish earlier, it’s unlikely that he would get one other probability, the official mentioned. He mentioned 5 different IPS officers of the 1988 batch are RK Vishwakarma, Anil Agarwal, Anand Kumar and Vijaya Kumar. He mentioned Anil Agarwal is meant to retire in April and RK Vishwakarma in Might. Therefore, they don’t have the minimal six months of service left for consideration for the publish.
“Anand Kumar, whose retirement is due in April 2024, and Vijaya Kumar, whose retirement is in January 2024, are among the many high two front-runners,” he mentioned.
The contenders additionally embody 1989 batch IPS officers Safi Ahsan Rizvi, who’s serving within the ministry of residence affairs for a few years; Ashish Gupta, who was stored on ready since he returned from central deputation over two months in the past; Aditya Mishra and PV Ramasastry, who’re presently on central deputation.