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States to consult UPSC before appointing DGP: Supreme Court

Jul 04, 2018 18:13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that State governments should henceforth send their proposals for Director General of Police (DGP) appointment to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) three months before the retirement of the incumbent DGP.

As per the court, the States will have to appoint one of the shortlisted persons from a panel of three senior-most officers prepared by the UPSC.

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Through this, the Supreme Court wants to “ensure that State governments do not exercise unwarranted influence or pressure on the police.” Also, the court banned the appointment of Acting DGPs and said, “No state shall appoint anyone as acting DGP”.

Moreover, the court also directed the States to “ensure that DGP is appointed through a merit-based transparent process and secures a minimum tenure of two years.”

Source: G-plus

Jul 04, 2018 18:13

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