Who is next DGP of TN?

Chennai: With the term of incumbent Tamilnadu DGP J K Tripathy comming to end 30 June, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is scheduled to meet 28 June to select a new member for the top post.

Sources said that names of seven DGP rank cadres from Tamilnadu have already been sent to the UPSC for shortlisting. It is said that names of members belonging to the batches from 1987 to 1989 were sent to the Centre.

However, the UPSC seems to have asked the Tamilnadu government to send a revised list following which a list of nine ADGP rank officers from 1990 and 1991 IPS batches were forwarded.

C Sylendra Babu belonging to the 1987 batch is the senior most IPS officer in the list followed by Karan Sinha of the same batch. The third senior most officer is Sanjay Arora of the 1988 batch. Others in the batch are Sunil Kumar Singh and P Kandaswamy.

The 1989 batch has Md. Shakeel Akhter and Braj Kishore Ravi. The fresh list sent to the UPSC comprises the names of Shankar Jiwal, A K Viswanathan, Abash Kumar, T V Ravichandran, Seema Agrawal in the 1990 batch and Amraesh Pujari, M Ravi, K Jayanth Murali and Karuna Sagar of the 1991 batch. All these officers have the qualifying service of 30 years in IPS and are serving in the rank of DGP and ADGPs.

Sources said that UPSC will shortlist three to five names from which the State government can choose one officer.

The UPSC follows a prescribed format, guidelines of the Supreme Court in the Prakash Singh case and a 360-degree assessment to shortlist three or five names to be sent to the State governments for choosing one as head of the police force.

The Supreme Court had fixed a minimum residual service of six months for consideration of appointment to the top post.