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Uttar Pradesh likely to get acting DGP again

Vijay Kumar, a 1988-batch IPS was appointed as acting DGP on May 31, 2023. Now Anand Kumar of 1988 batch and Prashant Kumar of 1990 batch are considered front runners for this post

Uttar Pradesh is likely to get acting general of once again. Vijay Kumar, who is holding charge of DGP is getting retired on January 31. And the of appointing a regular DGP has not started yet.

Vijay Kumar, a 1988-batch IPS was appointed as acting DGP on May 31, 2023. Now Anand Kumar of 1988 batch and Prashant Kumar of 1990 batch are considered front runners for this post. While Anand Kumar is retiring in April 30 this year, Prashant Kumar, who is at 19th spot in seniority will retire in May 2025. However Prashant Kumar's name is doing rounds as he is considered close to chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Apart from these two, IPS officers including Ashish Gupta, Sandeep Solanke, Renuka Mishra, B K Maurya and Avinash Chandra are also in reckoning. Other eligible officers like Safi Ahsan Rizvi, Aditya Mishra, P V Ramasastri and Daljit Singh Chaudhary are on central .

UP got three acting DGP since May 2022

In last one and half years, Uttar Pradesh has got three director general of police. On May 11, 2022 full time DGP Mukul Goyal was suddenly removed and then DG intelligence DS Chauhan was made acting DGP. Chauhan retired on March 31, 2023. DG Police Recruitment Board RK Vishwakarma was made acting DGP after the retirement of DS Chauhan.

Later Vijay Kumar was made acting DGP on May 30, 2023 after retirement of RK Vishwakarma on May 30, 2023.

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