Thursday, March 14, 2019

Amendment To The Appointment Of DGP, Now Six Months Tenure Left IPS Officers Can Become DGP.



The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that IPS officers who are 6 months left in retirement can also be considered to make a Director General Of Police (DGP).

The court also said that the list should be prepared for the DGP post on the basis of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) merit. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, gave the order while improving its old judgement.

Earlier on 16 January, the Supreme Court had dismissed the petition of state governments, refusing to change the process of selection and appointment of the DGP in the states.

The Apex Court on July 2018 directed that the UPSC should consider only those IPS officers to appoint the DGP post, those who have a minimum tenure of two years left. 

This decision of the Supreme Court came on petitions of Former DGP Prakash Singh and Others. Singh alleged that the name of senior and qualified officials were being ignored after the implementation of the two year verdict. After this, the court changed its judgment and said that IPS officers who are six months left in retirement can also be considered to make a DGP



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