Srinagar, Dec 11: The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for clearance of promotions in police department for next rank met Tuesday in Jammu and cleared promotion of Additional Director Generals (ADGs), Inspector Generals (IGs) and Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs).
The promotions cleared by the DPC have to be ratified by the state cabinet after which a reshuffle in the police department would be affected.
The promotions cleared by the DPC include four IGPs as ADGs, five DIGS as IGPs and 11 SSPs as DIGs. “The meeting took place today afternoon. The proposal has been almost approved,” state Home Sectary Suresh Kumar told Greater Kashmir. “I do not remember the minutes of the meeting. The agenda was set by my predecessor BR Sharma,” he added.
The DPC was chaired by Chief Secretary Madhav Lal while Home Secretary Suresh Kumar, Financial Commissioner Finance Muhammad Iqbal Khanday and Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad were also present.
The officers cleared for promotion include Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir S M Sahai and IGP Jammu Dilbagh Singh. IGP Sahai has been holding the present posting for second tenure since 2010 summer while Dilbagh Singh was posted as the IGP Jammu in December 2010.
The other IGPs promoted as ADGs include V K Singh, IGP Trainings and Inspections, Sheikh Owais Ahmad, IGP Personnel/Training Police Headquarters/Technical, a KPS officer, conferred IPS with effect from 1987.
The clearance of promotion of four IPS officers have left Lalatendu Mohanty, the lone IPS officer of 1989 batch in Jammu and Kashmir cadre as the senior most IGP and he is presently on Central deputation.
Five DIGs of 1995 batch, who were cleared for promotion as IGPs, include S D Singh Jamwal (on deputation with IB), S S Khandare, Officer on Special Duty in the office of DGP, Rajesh Kumar, DIG Baramulla range, T Namgyal, DIG Armed Kashmir and T Punchok, Joint Director Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy (SKPA), Udhampur.
Others cleared for promotions are 11 IPS officers of 1999 batch for post of DIGs. They include SSP Baramulla Anand Jain, Commandant IRP S R Samuel, Nitish Kumar, presently with NIA, SSP Traffic Jammu Manmohan Singh, SSP Udhampur Ashkoor Ahmad Wani, SSP Vigilance Organization, Ali Mohammad, Commandant IRP Vijay Singh Samyal, SSP CID Jammu J L Sharma, SSP Human Rights Commission Bashir Ahmad Itoo, SSP Samba Israr Ahmad Khan and SSP Crime Jammu Nissar Ahmad.