With no less than four officers being promoted to Director General (DG) rank and another five promoted to Additional DG rank this month, hectic lobbying has begun in Delhi Police for key posts of Director General (Prisons) and joint commissioners (JCPs) of important ranges particularly south-east.
While new police commissioner Alok Verma is keen that TN Mohan, a 1986 batch IPS officer, be appointed as DG (Prisons), two newly-promoted DG-level officers of 1985 batch—SS Yadav and Kishan Kumar—are also in contention for the job.
Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung will take the final call. Mohan is returning to Delhi Police after serving as DGP Goa.
Five 1989 batch IPS officers — Sandeep Goel, JCP, Traffic, Sanjay Beniwal, JCP, East, R S Krishnia, JCP, South-East, Mukesh Meena, JCP, New Delhi and Anti-Corruption Bureau Chief and Sunil Kumar Gautam, JCP, Central — have been promoted to special commissioner rank and need to adjusted in the headquarters with new officers to be appointed as JCPs.
It is understood that RP Upadyay, who is returning to Delhi after serving in Chandigarh and Enforcement Directorate, is the favourite for the coveted JCP (South-East) job with the police headquarters wanting to move Robin Hibu, JCP, Training, to a key police range that had presence of northeastern people. The reorganisation is also being done taking into account the minority as well as SC/ST population areas in mind.
Given that key senior police posts are limited, there is lot of lobbying going on within the Delhi Police with a considerable degree of heartburn among senior officers.
Already Dharmendra Kumar, a key contender of Police Commissioner’s job, was pushed to CISF as Additional DG, and Deepak Mishra, who served as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) for more than three years, has sought deputation to Central government.