The government has promoted five Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) of the Nepal Police to Additional Inspector Generals (AIG). A Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar took the decision to this effect on Thursday.
Dinkar Shumsher Rana, Ganga Prasad Pandey, Ramesh Bikram Shah, Binod Singh and Pushpakar Nath Regmi were promoted on the basis of seniority. Five AIG seats had been lying vacant for the last two-and-a-half months after the former AIGs retired.
The promoted officers, all of them of the same batch as incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kuber Singh Rana, joined the police force on November 16, 1983. The officers are slated for retirement next November, along with IGP Rana.
While many had expected “foul play” in the promotion of the DIGs, the Cabinet decision came unexpectedly, a police source claimed. “The DIGs were all awaiting promotion,” said the source. “There were no games played with promotions this time around as the Home Ministry proposed names that were in order.”
The promotion of the DIGs has also given precedent to the much-awaited promotion of Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) and Superintendents of Police (SP).
Meanwhile, the Cabinet also decided to appoint Anil Kumar Jha the Managing Director of the Janak Educational Material Distribution Centre. Madan Kharel was appointed General Manager of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Manoj Kandel the Managing Director of the Central Child Welfare Committee. Joint-investigative directors of the National Investigation Department (NID) Rajendra Kumar Khatri and Pushkar Prasad Chapagain were also promoted to investigative directors.
The Cabinet further decided to change the name of the Narcotic Drugs Control Law Enforcement Unit (NDCLEU) to the Narcotics Control Bureau. The Bureau is the anti-drug unit of the Nepal Police.
Posted on: 2012-11-30 08:42