Names of 9 DGP rank officers sent to UPSC by Punjab CM; till then Suresh Arora to continue

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The Hush Post |10:39 am |one-minute-read

Director General of Police DGP Suresh Arora will continue to discharge his duties till the UPSC clears a panel of names for the post.

Earlier, he had written to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that he was not keen on continuing in his office. A total of nine names have been sent in the panel from among whom the next DGP will be appointed.

The CM has added the name of 1984 -batch IPS officer Samant Goel to the panel of names sent by the Punjab Home Department.

Goel at present is with RAW on deputation. Other IPS officers, posted as DGP rank in Punjab, and who made it to the panel are Hardeep Dhillon, Jasminder Singh, S Chattopadhayaya, Mohammad Mustafa, Dinkar Gupta, CSR Reddy, MK Tiwari and VK Bhawra.

The state government is in the process of sending to the UPSC the names of nine senior DGP rank officers.

Arora, had an extension of three months beyond his retirement on September 30, 2018. He was given another extension of a month till January 31, by the Supreme Court.

Sources say, Arora cannot relinquish charge till the next DGP is in place. The SC has already directed that states cannot appoint an acting DGP.

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