DPC approves promotion of two ADGPs as DGPs, 4 IGPs as ADGPs

J&K to have six DGPs, 11 ADGPs
*Govt to issue orders, postings shortly

Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Oct 23: The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) has cleared the promotion of two Additional Director Generals of Police (ADGPs) as Director Generals of Police (DGPs) and four Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) as Additional DGPs. This will take number of DGPs in J&K to six and Additional DGPs to 11.
Following clearance by the DPC, the Union Territory Government will issue formal orders for promotion of six India Police Services (IPS) officers shortly followed by their adjustments.
The DPC cleared the promotions in its two separate meetings held recently. In one of the meetings, four IGPs of 1995 batch of IPS were cleared for promotion as Additional DGPs while in the next meeting, two Additional DGPs were approved for promotion as DGPs.
Official sources told the Excelsior that Lalat Indu Mohanty, an IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre of 1989 batch and Dr B Srinivas, the IPS officer of 1990 batch have been approved for promotion as DGPs. Mohanty, who is in the Additional DGP rank in Jammu and Kashmir, is on deputation with the Border Security Force (BSF) while Dr B Srinivas is posted here as Additional DG Home Guards/Civil Defence/ SDRF with additional charge of Director Fire and Emergency Services.
As soon as their formal orders for promotion are issued by the Union Territory Government in concurrence with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), number of DGPs in J&K will go up to six.
Four IPS officers who are already in the rank of DGPs include Navin Aggarwal (1986 batch), who is presently posted as Chief Executive Officer/Director General National Anti Doping Agency and Dilbag Singh, SM Sahai and VK Singh, all IPS officers of 1987 batch. Dilbagh is posted as DGP and VK Singh as DGP Prisons while SM Sahai is on deputation with the Centre where he has been working as Joint Secretary National Security Council.
Of six DGPs in J&K, only Dilbag, VK Singh and Dr B Srinivas are posted in Jammu and Kashmir while Navin Aggarwal, SM Sahai and Lalat Indu Mohanty are presently on Central deputation.
The Departmental Promotion Committee which cleared the promotions of IGPs to Additional DGPs was headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and comprised Principal Secretary Home Department Shaleen Kabra and Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh. However, the DPC which approved promotions of two Additional DGPs as DGPs was chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla.
Four IGPs whose promotion has been cleared as Additional DGPs included Shiv Darshan Singh Jamwal, Director Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy (SKPA), IGP Security and Director SSG, SS Khandare, Head of Police Union Territory of Ladakh, Rajesh Kumar, who is on deputation with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and T Namgayal, IGP Traffic Jammu and Kashmir.
All of them are IPS officers of 1995 batch.
With these promotions, number of Additional DGPs in Jammu and Kashmir will go up to 11.
Seven IPS officers of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who are in the rank of Additional DGPs include Rashmi Ranjan Swain and AK Choudhary, both of 1991 batch and posted as Additional DGP CID and Additional DGP Armed in J&K respectively, Hemant Kumar Lohia and Pankaj Saxena, both 1992 batch who are deputation with the Government of India, Deepak Kumar of 1993 batch, who is posted as Managing Director Police Housing Corporation (PHC) and Additional DGP Railways, SJM Gillani and Abdul Ghani Mir, who are of 1994 batch and have been posted as Additional DGP Coordination and Additional DGP Headquarters
Of seven incumbent IPS officers in the rank of Additional DGPs, five are posted in Jammu and Kashmir while Hemant Lohia and Pankaj Saxena are on Central deputation.
“Once formally approved, the promotions of Additional DGPs as DGPs and IGPs as Additional DGPs could lead to major reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir Police,” sources said, adding that some of the vacancies already existed as few police officers have been holding additional charge of various posts.
Few days back, the Departmental Promotion Committee had approved promotion in the ranks of Additional SPs, SPs and DIGs. The Government had also regularized several SPs and DySPs. Their regularization was pending for last several years.