Home Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij, has directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Rajeev Arora, to scout for a senior IPS officer for the post of Director General of Police (DGP) to head the state’s police force. The present DGP of Haryana, Manoj Yadava, has already been given an extension.
The Minister in his letter to the ACS has directed him to forward a list of eligible names to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for selecting the officer for the DGP post. As reported by a national daily, demanding urgent action on this, the Minister in his letter to the ACS said, “You may note that you shall be held personally responsible for any future legal or any kind of complications in this matter.”
He also pointed out a few details regarding the appointment of Manoj Yadava as the DGP of Haryana, wherein, he mentioned that in February 2019, Yadava was appointed at the DGP post for a tenure of two years. And, the Government of Haryana had extended Yadava’s tenure till further orders through an official order released on January 7, 2021.
As per the Supreme Court directions on the police reforms in July 2018, the states are required to share a list of senior police officers to the UPSC at least three months prior to the retirement of the incumbent DGP.
Following the SC directions, the Minister asked the ACS to share a list of IPS officers who have completed 30 years of service and have a minimum of six months tenure left in service to UPSC to be considered for the next DGP of Haryana.