Govt Mulls Domain Expertise For IPS Promotion
Bureaucracy Today|July 2017
Govt Mulls Domain Expertise For IPS Promotion

Aiming at promoting excellence in the police forces, the Central Government is mulling a proposal under which IPS officers will have to specialise in a particular domain and undergo mandatory training before being promoted to a senior rank. A Bureaucracy Today report.

Soma Chakraborty

In the near future, the Central Government may make it mandatory for IPS officers to specialise in fields like cyber crime, counter-terror, intelligence investigation and VIP security to get promotion to the ranks of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Inspector General (IG) and Additional Director General (ADG).

A proposal in this regard has already been sent by the Home Ministry, the administrative authority for the IPS, to the Ministry of Personnel for final approval, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.

The proposal makes it mandatory for an IPS officer to undergo a course to acquire specialisation in at least one chosen domain to qualify for a DIG-level post, two courses in a single domain or different domains before being promoted an IG and three such courses ahead of promotion to ADG rank.

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