The central government has empanelled three IPS officers- VKB Nair (1971), Haramol Singh (1972) and Sunil Krishna (1973) as director general (DG) for the posting at the centre.
While informing the state government about the empanelment of these officers on February 7, the Union Home Ministry has sought to know the availability of these officers at the earliest. Pointing out "the matter most urgent" the centre has also sought their clearance from "vigilance angle". The DGP headquarters on Tuesday issued letters to them seeking their acceptance.
While former DGP Nair is at present posted as DG Homeguards and Director civil defence, Haramol Singh is heading CBCID. Sunil Krishna on deputation to the centre, is posted as executive director (Vigilance) Kribhco, Noida. While Nair is due to retire in June 2007, Haramoal Singh will be retiring in October 2008. Another 1971 batch officer Tilak Kak is already on deputation as DG SSB.
With Nair’s empanelment entire 1971 batch has now DG level status at the centre. The DG (Fire) DP Sinha and CB Sathpathy (both 1972) have already been empanelled as DG. Sinha had come back to the state from deputation last year.
Among 1972 batch officers yet to be empanelled as DG are Rajiv Mathur, GL Sharma, Yashpal Singh, JS Ghungesh, Govind Vyas, SS Banerjee. Among 1973 batch officers except Sunil Krishna all others- Vikram Shrivastav, SK Rizvi, DGP Bua Singh are also to be empanelled as DG.
Meanwhile the state government has moved review petition in the Supreme Court on its earlier order about the police reforms. The apex court its order on January 11, 2007 had directed all the states to implement its directives about fixed tenure of DGP/IG and SPs and set up establishment board within four weeks.
The deadline expired on February 11. Talking to Hindustan Times over phone Former DGP Prakash Singh, who was instrumental in apex court order, said while UP had done nothing, Bihar had issued notification for establishment board. Singh said he would talk to his lawyer to decide about the future course of action against erring states.
The court had sought compliance affidavit on its seven-point directives by April 10, 2007. Singh said state governments had been “dragging” their feet over the much-awaited police reform to keep stranglehold over the police department. He said it was in utter disregard of judicial process and contempt of apex court.