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Punjab to have its third DGP in three months; UPSC sends three names

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 04, 2022 6:54 pm -- Updated:January 04, 2022 7:10 pm

Mohali: In three months, Punjab is set to have its third Director General of Police (DGP). The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday held a meeting in New Delhi to empanel officers for the position. The names which are doing the rounds for the panel are former Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, VK Bhawra, and Prabodh Kumar.

Earlier, there was confusion over the cut-off date for the selection of the new Punjab DGP. The meeting was earlier scheduled for December 21, but it was postponed. The UPSC wanted to consider October 4 as the cut-off date, but Punjab raised objections over this.

(from left) VK Bhawra, Prabodh Kumar and Dinkar Gupta

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As per reports, Punjab wants to fix September 30 as the cut-off date as this will ensure that present officiating DGP Sidharth Chattopadhyaya gets the chance. On the othe rhand, UPSC is of the view that as the vacancy was created on October 4, this would be considered as the cut-off date.

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-PTC News 


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