IPS officers in line for central postings as country’s top forces review senior posts

The government is planning to increase the strength of Additional Directors General (ADGs) and senior rank officials in various organisations, including Delhi Police, the Central Industrial Security Force, National Security Guard and Sashastra Seema Bal.
Various organisations have started reviewing the demands of their top heads. Central police departments have to prepare a report, which will be filed to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) before the ministry takes a call on it.

There is general dissatisfaction among senior officers with less prominent state postings. According to sources, various organisations will get two to three senior officials. This step will be a breather for senior rank IPS officers who are trying hard to leave the states for central deputation. For instance, the CISF will be asking for two more ADG rank officials. Currently, there are only two ADG rank official in the organisation.

There is a buzz that the Delhi Police will have three more special commissioners for law and order. There are nine Special CP rank officials who are equivalent to the ADG. Similarly, the CISF, which has almost double the strength of the Delhi Police with about 1,45,000 staff, will get two ADGs for two sectors. Apart from big forces, small forces like SSB will get one more ADG who will be heading three Inspector General (IG) rank officers. Currently, there are only one ADG and one DG.

“This procedure of expansion of central forces will take months as organisations have to give their requirement after conducting a review. A report will then be submitted to the MHA. Ranks will be introduced after MHA’s approval,” sources said.

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