The shortage of senior-rank police officers in Haryana again came to the fore on Monday after the state home department announced that two of the three vacant posts of DCPs had been filled by HPS (Haryana Police Service) officers, not by IPS ranking officers.
The vacancy for DCP (traffic) continues to remain vacant.
The post of joint commissioner of police (JCP) Anil Kumar, who has been promoted and shifted as IGP, Rohtak Range, is also vacant.
DCP (east) Maheshwar Dayal of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, who earlier handled the work of DCP (crime) and DCP (south), has been given the additional charge of JCP.
Gurgaon police commissioner KK Sindhu has been replaced by Rohtak Range IGP Alok Mittal, who is likely to resume his charge on Wednesday.
Till Monday, when the additional chief secretary (home) Samir Mathur released the transfer and promotion orders for 35 IPS and HPS-ranking police officers, four of the six posts of DCPs had been lying vacant for months, forcing officers to handle multiple portfolios.
Till February 11, the city had only two DCPs — Maheshwar Dayal from the Andhra Pradesh cadre (a non-Haryana IPS officer) and Surinder Pal from the Haryana Police Service (HPS).
Dayal, who had assumed charge as DCP (east) in Gurgaon in August 2010, handled additional work of DCP (crime) as well as DCP (traffic). DCP (west) Surinder Singh also functioned as DCP (south).
The new order on Monday brought in Rahul Sharma — an IPS officer of the 2009 batch — to fill the vacant post of DCP (south), while Dr Abhey Singh (HPS) was given charge of DCP (HQ) and Rajesh Duggal (HPS) got DCP (crime).