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Officers left with six-month service eligible for DGP post, rules Supreme Court

Clarifying the top court’s July 3 order of last year, a bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said that recommendation for appointment of DGP by the UPSC and preparation of panel should be purely on the basis of merit from officers who have a minimum residual tenure of six months.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2019 02:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Officers who have a minimum of six months of service left before retirement would be eligible for empanelment by the UPSC for selection to the post of director general of police in states, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.(File Photo)

Officers who have a minimum of six months of service left before retirement would be eligible for empanelment by the UPSC for selection to the post of director general of police in states, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

Clarifying the top court’s July 3 order of last year, a bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said that recommendation for appointment of DGP by the UPSC and preparation of panel should be purely on the basis of merit from officers who have a minimum residual tenure of six months.

“We, therefore, clarify the order of this court dated July 3, 2018....to mean that recommendation for appointment to the post of DGP by the UPSC and preparation of panel should be purely on the basis of merit from officers who have a minimum residual tenure of six months i.e. officers who have at least six months of service prior to the retirement,” said the bench, also comprising Justices L N Rao and Sanjiv Khanna.

The bench passed the order on an application filed by former DGP of Uttar Pradesh, Prakash Singh.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 02:07 IST