Jaipur: Six senior IPS officers are in the race for the coveted director general of police (DGP) post. DGP Kapil Garg will retire on June 30. The two who are the strong candidates to replace Garg are Bhupendra Singh Yadav and Alok Tripathi. While there are reports that Bhupendra Singh will likely be appointed on a constitutional post, Alok Tripathi who is currently posted in ACB will likely be appointed the next DGP of Rajasthan.
There will be six director generals in the state after the retirement of Kapil Garg from the service on June 30. They are Bhupendra Yadav, Alok Tripathi, OP Galhotra, NRK Reddy, ML Lathar and Rajeev Dasot.
Galhotra is currently DG home guard. There are reports that Reddy will go on a deputation. Alok Tripathi is the senior most IPS officer if Gehlotra and Reddy are not picked for the top post.
A 1983-batch IPS officer, Garg was appointed DGP, Rajasthan after the Congress government came to power. He was the chairman of Police Housing and construction Corporation during the Vasundhara Raje government.
Sources said that the state government didn’t send the names of senior most IPS officers to UPSC to form a penal. As per the Supreme Court orders, the government is supposed to select the DGP from the panel of senior most IPS officers. The DGP should minimum tenure of two years, according to Rajasthan Police Act’s Section 13 (3), the DGP shall have “minimum tenure of two years”.