Srinagar: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is all set to make a major reshuffle in the Jammu and Kashmir Police administration for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, KDC reported.
Quoting unnamed ‘top’ sources, the news agency reported that there will be a major reshuffle in the police administration in J&K and DGP, IGP rank officers, several SSPs and SPs will soon get new places of posting.
“The exercise for a massive reshuffle in police administration has been set into motion with the proposals being processed and finalized for the transfer of senior IPS officers holding key positions in the J&K Police. The process for deputation of several senior officers and return of some others from centre deputation to J&K Police has been set into motion,” sources said.
The Director-General of Police Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbagh Singh, is all set to join the next posting as the Government of India last Thursday cleared the empanelment of 29 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers to hold Director-General level or equivalent posts across the country in different departments.
These officers are from 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988 batches. The empanelment of these officers for DG-level and equivalent posts is considered by a Selection Committee comprising the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary, the Home Secretary, the Secretary (Personnel) and the Director of Intelligence Bureau.
Director-General of Police, Dilbagh Singh, a 1987-batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre officer, is also on the list.
Dr. B Sriniwas (IPS) (JK-90) Commandant General, HG/CD/SDRF J&K with additional Charge Director Fire & Emergency Services and V. K. Singh (RR-87) DGP Prisons J&K are among the new faces for the new DGP of J&K UT.
Sources said that the new DGP will likely assume office in the first week of March.
They said that Alok Pouri and Gareeb Dass will get new postings of IGPs in Jammu and Kashmir respectively.
They added that the Ministry of Home Affairs has already started the selection process of DGP and other officers holding key posts and the process will be finalized this week.
They said that district SSPs’ list is also being finalized in the coming days, adding that Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kathua, SSP Crime Branch Kashmir and SPs from Awantipora, Sopore, SP East and North of Srinagar city and SSP Cyber Crime Kashmir are among those likely to get transferred. (KDC)