1983 batch IPS Om Prakash Singh will be new DGP of Uttar Pradesh. He is currently posted as DG CISF in the center and the state government has called him UP from Chennai. Till the official joining of the DGP post, the government has given additional charge to the ADG law and order. OP Singh will replace Sultan Singh, who retires today. DGP Sultan Singh retired three months ago in September. After the approval of the central government, they were given three months’ extension. There was a lot of speculation on the new DGP, Several IPS names were discussed in the state but on Sunday all discussions were stopped.
Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath’s Government was looking for an officer who had a long time till the next Lok Sabha election. According to the government, the OP Singh is that to whom they are searching for. OP Singh is the seventh highest ranking officer in the seniority and also they have long-term experience. OP Singh has a long time of two and a half years to work. Under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Home Secretary – Arvind Kumar and Principal Secretary – Shashi Prakash Goyal, OP Singh appointed for the post of Police Director-General.
State Chief Secretary Arvind Kumar said that OP Singh will hold the post of Director General of the State Police on January 3. The central government’s action may take two to three days to complete. In this case, OP Singh was filling the government’s priority. His tenure is till January 2020. Besides, according to seniority list, the term of the first DGP, Pravin Singh’s tenure, is till June 2018.
Strict action has been taken against the miscreants and the criminals in the Yogi Government, but for the new DGP, the big challenge is to bring the law system in the state. More than 2,000 criminals have been jailed in the ten months of the government by making around 1000 inquiries.