Mumbai: The Supreme Court clarified its final year order on police reforms and said that the officers who have a minimum six-month tenure in service will be considered for the post of DGP (DGP).
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the recommendation of the post of DGP by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the preparation of the panel should be fully based on merit.
The apex court ruled on an amended petition filed by former Uttar Pradesh DGP Prakash Singh.
Singh had alleged that the instructions were being misused by the State Governments on July 3, 2018, who were ignoring the competent senior officials for appointment as DGP.
The court had given guidelines regarding police reforms in July last year and prevented any police officer from appointing an Acting DGP to avoid all aspects of preferential and non-nepotism in all the states and Union Territories.
(With PTI Inputs)