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Punjab IPS Rajan Gupta is DG, BPRD

The Centre on Wednesday appointed senior-most Punjab-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajan Gupta as the director general (DG) of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).

chandigarh Updated: Jul 03, 2013 22:43 IST
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The Centre on Wednesday appointed senior-most Punjab-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajan Gupta as the director general (DG) of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).

The 1978-batch IPS officer, Gupta is the director general of police (DGP), human rights, Punjab.
"This is a big jump for me," Gupta, who will retire in July 2015, said.Once Gupta moves to the Centre, Punjab will have four officers in the rank of the DGP, including state police chief Sumedh Singh Saini.

According to the official website of the BPR&D, the bureau was set up in August 1970 for the modernisation of police forces. Over the years, it has evolved as a multifaceted, consultancy organisation. The BPR&D has a mandate to promote excellence and best values in policing, invest in research and development, seek and secure appropriate technology for optimum performance and invest in human resource development and training.