Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sunil Garg on Tuesday took over as a new inspector general of police (IGP) of Goa police. Garg, a 1992-batch IPS officer, served as a joint commissioner in Delhi police before he was transferred to Goa as IGP.
The IGP’s post was vacant in Goa since January 22, 2013, after the Union home ministry issued transfer orders to Goa IGP Sanjay Singh, following a request from the state government to remove him from the post.
The state government was upset with Singh’s behaviour and disregard for the post he was holding.
V Raganathan IPS officer is likely to take full-time charge of deputy inspector general of police (DIG) soon.
The state government has relieved DIG O P Mishra and DIG Brahm Singh who were recently transferred by the ministry of home affairs. “Relieving order is issued as per the request,” said a personnel department officer.
The personnel department officer also said that there is still time to issue relieving order of superintendent of police Vijay Singh, who has also been transferred from Goa police.
Personnel department officer said that two more SSP level officers of IPS cadre will join the Goa police during this month.
This is the first time since March 2012 that the state government succeeded in getting an IPS officer of its choice. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar had many times refused to give joining letters to IPS officers posted during the UPA government.
In February 2014, Parrikar refused to give DIG Anil Kumar Ojha a posting, claiming that the MHA had not sent the state a panel of names from which to select a DIG.