Top-heavy Punjab police with shortage at the bottom added more DGPs
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Even as the state police face a shortage at the bottom, Punjab has once again added more DGPs to the rank to take the total to a record 7.
Punjab government today issues promotion orders of four officers to the rank of DGP to take the total to a record 7. One among the 7 is on deputation to the Centre.
Those promoted to the rank of DGP are Sharad Satya Chauhan, Harpreet Singh Sidhu, Gaurav Yadav and Kuldeep Singh of 1992 batch.
Now, Punjab have Samant Kumar Goel, Dinkar Gupta, VK Bhawra, Sharad Satya Chauhan, Harpreet Singh Sidhu, Gaurav Yadav and Kuldeep Singh as DGPs.
Presently, one among the 7 DGP, Samant Kumar Goel is on deputation to the Centre. Goel is heading Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Another DGP Dinkar Gupta is also going on central deputation as he got appointment orders as DG, National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Besides 7 DGPs, Punjab has another 4 special DGPs and around two dozen ADGPs against the less number of sanctioned posts.
Punjab police has 4 special DGPs- Parbodh kumar, IPS Sahota,Sanjiv Kalra, Parag Jain. The state police have around two dozen ADGPs.
IPS officers have a vertical tenure based promotion system in accordance with IPS cadre rules. Cadre management, however, varies from state to state. Anyone who has served 30, 25 and 18 years in service is eligible to become a DGP, ADGP and IG, respectively.
In Punjab, promotions are done promptly after a batch becomes eligible for a higher rank, where as some states with stricter cadre managements, promote officers only when a vacancy arises in the cadre posts.
Top-heavy Punjab police with shortage at the bottom added more DGPs. Punjab police has yet to recruit the staff at NGO (Non gazette officer) , bottom level.