Less than a week after the state government issued orders elevating Additional Director General of Police Sanjay Kumar,a 1985 batch IPS officer,as the Director General of Police (DGP),there is a fresh faux pas on the police chiefs orders.
Apparently reflecting poor application of mind in the states home department,the government amended its own July 16 notification on Tuesday. Under the new orders Sanjay Kumar,who two days back,joined as the ADGP (law and order) will hold additional charge as DGP on the retirement of incumbent police chief B Kamal Kumar,who is set to leave on July 31.
Himachal Chief secretary Sudripta Roy confirmed that a freshly amended notification had been issued. The notification has been redrafted and re-worded though the factual position about Sanjay Kumar succeeding B Kamal Kumar remains exactly the same, he added.
In an earlier order,the notification apparently had conveyed the impression that Sanjay Kumar has been promoted to the next rank while he is yet to complete 30 years of mandatory service to occupy the post,which he will do so in 2015.
Sources informed that change in the notification is also reflection of an intense internal tussle in the IPS service and different power centres in the government getting things done at ease. Earlier the government faced embarrassment on its move to seek the services of Punjab cadre IPS officer S Sharma as the next DGP a move which the chief minister himself proposed and then reversed.