Senior IPS officer Surendra Sinh was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the police headquarters on Thursday, paving his way to becoming the next director general of police (DGP) of the state.
Sinh is an officer of 1980 batch of Indian Police Service (IPS). The home department of Madhya Pradesh government has issued the order in this regard on Thursday. According to the order, Sinh will assume his duty as OSD from Friday.
When the present DGP Nandan Dube retires on September 30, Surendra Sinh will become DGP. Nandan Dube served for more than two years as state police chief. Of late, it had been clear that Sinh would become the state police chief on Nandan Dube's retirement.
Firstly, he (Sinh) was among the seniormost officers. In fact, he was in contention even when Dube had assumed charge as DGP in 2012. Also, sometime back the home minister Babulal Gaur had hinted publicly that Sinh will be the next DGP. Surendra Sinh has held important posts in the past. Till recently, he was posted as director general (DG) Jail. Before that he has held the post of ADG administration. He was posted as IG, Bhopal over a decade ago.