23 IPS officers get promotion as DIG, IG, ADG and DG in Bihar

People familiar with the matter in the home department said that most of the posts in the police headquarters were upgraded
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Updated on Dec 18, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Ahead of New Year, the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar gifted promotion and selection grades to 31 officers of Indian Police Services (IPS). The departmental promotion committee on Friday evening, comprising the chief secretary, board of revenue member, the Director-General of Police and home secretary, cleared the names of police officers for promotion to the next senior rank.

People familiar with the matter in the home department said that most of the posts in the police headquarters were upgraded. According to a notification issued by the Bihar home department under the sign of Home Secretary Santhil Kumar, three IPS officers of Additional Director General (ADG) rank have been promoted to Director General (DG) rank, two from Inspector-General to ADG rank and five from Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to Inspector General (IG) rank.

A total of 13 IPS officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP)/Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have been promoted as the DIG while seven officers of the 2009 batch and one from the 2008 batch have been given selection grades. All the promotions will be effective from January 1, 2022.

The three senior IPS officers of the 1991 and the 1992 batch promoted as DG are ADG (Wireless) Amrendra Kumar Ambedkar, ADGs Praveen Vasisth and Preeta Verma. Praveen and Preeta, who are currently on central deputation, were given “paper promotion”.

The IGs promoted to ADG rank are central range IG Sanjay Singh and Darbhanga range IG Ajitabh Kumar.

The DIGs promoted as IGs are STF DIG Binay Kumar, deputy director Bihar police academy Prantosh Kumar Das, Munger DIG Pankaj Sinha, Koshi range DIG Lalan Mohan Prasad and home guard DIG Jitendra Kumar Mishra.

The 13 IPS officers promoted to DIG rank include senior SP Patna Upendra Sharma, Bhagalpur SSP Nitasha Guria, Rail SP Bikash Burman, Bihar special auxiliary police (BSAP-9) commandant Satyaveer Singh, BSAP-14 commandant Kim, BSAP-13 commandant Ashwini Kumar, Supaul SP Manoj Kumar, Katihar SP Bikas Kumar, Vigilance SP Amjad Ali, BSAP (AIG) Arvind Thakur, Katihar rail SP Dilip Kumar Mishra, Sanjay Singh and Sunil Kumar. Their posting would be withheld on December 31.

Those who have been given selection grades are—2009 batch IPS officer Navin Chandra Jha, Babu Ram, Jayant Kant, MS Dhillon, Harpreet Kaur, Mohammad Abdullah, Binod Kumar and 2008 batch IPS officer Vivekanand.


    Avinash, a senior correspondent, reports on crime, railways, defence and social sector, with specialisation in police, home department and other investigation agencies.

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