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D SIVANANDAN LIKELY TO CONTINUE AS MUMBAI POLICE CHIEF AS STATE PLANS TO UPGRADE “MUMBAI CP” POST TO “DIRECTOR-GENERAL” RANK

d-shivanandan-D Shivanandhan may get to continue as the city police commissioner as the post is likely to get upgraded to the rank of director general. Currently, the office is held by an officer of the rank of additional director general. Upgrading the Mumbai CP’s post to Director-General may happen after the Centre’s nod to increase the number of director general ranked police officers in the state. The Ministry of Home Affairs has increased the number of DG ranked officers in the state to six instead of the existing four. The number of additional DG ranked officers too has been increased to 28 from 20. The state used to have two cadre DGs earlier that were DGP and DG (Anti Corruption). Now, the Police Housing Managing Director too has been included in the cadre post. This will mean that the state will have the liberty to appoint three former cadre DGs. The decision on appointing these DGs is pending, a source said. The Centre had okayed that Maharashtra could have four DGs at a time but the state had asked for two more officers. However retired IPS officers believe that changes like these would mean nothing. The command is broken at every step and there is a lot of political interference. Unless that is stopped, having even 100 DGs will not help in improving efficiency, these retired officers believe. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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