Manoj Yadava appointed as Haryana DGP

Manoj Yadava appointed as Haryana DGP

CHANDIGARH: Senior IPS officer Manoj Yadava was on Monday appointed as Haryana’s Director General of Police.nnThe term of Yadava, the 1988 batch officer, who is currently on a central deputation, shall be for a period of two years from the date he will assume the charge, an official order stated.nnBesides Yadava, the panel of officers shortlisted by the Union Public Service Commission for the top post in the Haryana Police had the names of 1985-batch officer K Selvaraj and 1986-batch officer Krishan Kumar Sindhu.nnThese names were forwarded to the Haryana government on Monday. The government picked Yadava as the new DGP.nnThe tenure of incumbent DGP B S Sandhu, who was scheduled to retire in September 2018, had ended on January 31 after he was granted a three-month extension in service earlier.nnOn February 1, K P Singh, senior IPS officer of the 1985 batch, had assumed the charge as officiating DGP, Haryana.nnIn September 2018, the Haryana government had promoted Yadava, who was then holding the rank of ADGP, to the DGP rank.nnHe had been granted proforma promotion as he was on central deputation.nnProforma promotion is a procedure followed mainly in the case of an employee who is on deputation to other departments/ministry and has been promoted in the parent department.nnThe apex court had on July 3 last year passed a slew of directions on police reforms in the country and chronicled the steps for appointment of regular DGPs.nnIt said the states will have to send a list of senior police officers to the UPSC at least three months prior to the retirement of the incumbent DGP. The commission will then prepare a panel and intimate the states, which in turn will immediately appoint one of the persons from that list.nnMeanwhile, the Haryana government on Monday issued transfer and posting orders of 16 IPS officers and three Haryana Police Service officers with immediate effect.nnAmong those shuffled included superintendents of police of some districts, an official order said.nnAmong the IPS officers who have been shuffled included Astha Modi, SP Ambala, who has been transferred and posted as SP, Kurukshetra in place of Surender Pal Singh, who now will be Commandant of the 5th Batallion, Haryana Armed Police, Madhuban.nnMohit Handa, ADC to Haryana Governor, will be the new SP of Ambala.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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