Jaipur: In compliance with a Supreme Court order on police reforms, the Rajasthan government has extended the tenure of current director general of police (DGP) Bhupendra Singh Yadav for two years. He had been appointed as DGP in July and was to retire from service on December 31, but the state government extended his appointment as DGP till June 30, 2021. An order in this regard was issued by the department of personnel on Tuesday.
As per the SC order, the state governments are supposed to select DGP from the three senior-most officers empaneled by the UPSC and the selected person given a two year tenure, apart from other procedures.
Bhupendra Yadav – 1986 batch IPS officer – is one of the senior most IPS officers. Yadav was posted as ATS and SOG DG. He has had postings in Jodhpur for a long time. Jodhpur is the home turf of CM Ashok Gehlot.
Before appointing him as DGP, the Rajasthan government sent the names of 10 senior most IPS officers to UPSC in compliance with the Supreme Court order. Those in the list of names as possible candidates for the top post included Alok Tripathi, NRK Reddy, Bhupendra Yadav, Rajeev Dasot, BL Soni and ML Lathar.
The SC had clarified its order on the appointment of DGP in March and said that officers who have a minimum of six months tenure left in service shall be considered for the post of DGP.