17 J&K cadre IPS officers promoted to senior ranks

Seventeen IPS officers are likely to be promoted to various senior ranks in Jammu and Kashmir after the Joint Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting on Wednesday.

According to official sources, two IPS officers will be promoted to the rank of Director General of Police (DGP). They are Hemant Kumar Lohia and Pankaj Saxena. Both belong to the J&K cadre and are currently in central deputation.

Four IGPs will get the highest rank of additional DGPs. These include Alok Kumar, Viplav Kumar Choudhary, Vijay Kumar and Garib Dass. Among these, Viplav Kumar is on deputation to the NIA. All of these are direct recruits from the 1997 class of IPS.

Five DIGs promoted as IGPs include Uttam Chand, Vidhi Kumar Birdi, Keshav Ram, Atul Kumar Goel and Bhim Sen Tuti.

Among them, Vidhi Kumar Birdi and Keshav Ram are on central deputation while Bhim Sen Tuti is on study leave in the UK.

Three SSPs slated for promotion as DIGs include Tejinder Singh, currently on deputy in the NIA, Abdul Jabbar, currently serving as DIG South Kashmir Anantnag range and Udaybhaskar Billa, currently serving as DIG North Kashmir Baramulla range.

The IPS selection grade was offered to three IPS agents from the 2009 batch after 13 years of qualifying service.

They include Imtiaz Ismail Parray, SSP Crime Branch Kashmir, Shailendra Rajesh Mishra and Rahul Malik, both currently serving as central deputies.

The DPC meeting to be held on Wednesday will be chaired by Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta. Members of the committee include Umang Narula, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary J&K Interior Department, Secretary Ladakh Interior Department, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh and Additional Director General of Police (Chief of Police), Ladakh SS Khandarey.

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