Supreme Court says acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh to continue in office till UPSC decides on matter

The Supreme Court Thursday said the newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till the UPSC takes a decision on the matter.

Press Trust of India September 20, 2018 12:01:44 IST
Supreme Court says acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh to continue in office till UPSC decides on matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said the newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) takes a decision on the matter.

Supreme Court says acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh to continue in office till UPSC decides on matter

A view of Supreme Court of India. PTI

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra said acting DGP Dilbag Singh, who replaced SP Vaid, shall continue to operate and asked the UPSC to take a decision within four weeks on suitability of senior police officers who can be appointed as police chief in the state.

As per the apex court's verdict, the state government has to give a list of senior police officers to UPSC to check their suitability and shortlist three names from the list

The Jammu and Kashmir government had earlier moved the apex court seeking modification of its order by which prior permission of the UPSC was required for appointing a police officer from the list of three shortlisted candidates.

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