Police officers with minimum of 6 month tenure left should be considered for DGP
The Supreme Court today clarified that those police officers with a minimum of 6-month tenure left should be considered for the post of Director General of Police (DGP). The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also clarified that candidates recommended for the post of DGP by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) should be purely on merit.
Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Prakash Singh filed a plea in which he alleged that in July 2018, this directive was misused by the state governments. It ignored all the deserving and competent senior officers for the appointments for the post of DGP.
In July 2018, the Supreme Court passed multiple directions on police reforms. It also restrained all states and Union Territories from appointing any DGP. It was done to avoid favouritism and nepotism in the police department.
– PTC NEWS