Senior IPS officer Alok Verma to be next Delhi Police Commissioner
Senior IPS officer Alok Verma will be the next Delhi Police Commissioner, as per media reports on Wednesday.
Delhi: Senior IPS officer Alok Verma will be the next Delhi Police Commissioner, as per media reports on Wednesday.
Verma is currently director general of prisons in Delhi and will take charge on March 1.
Current Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi is due to retire this month-end.
Bassi is a 1977 batch IPS officer of union territories cadre.
Meanwhile, Bassi is one of the contenders for the post of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission (CIC).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee is likely to meet soon to decide on names for three vacant posts of Information Commissioners in the transparency watchdog, official sources said, as per PTI.
Bassi is one of the applicants for the post of Information Commissioner, they said.
His name was shortlisted last November by a search committee headed by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha.
There is a vacancy of three Information Commissioners against its total strength of 10.
Besides him, former Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Shyamal K Sarkar, Anup K Pujari, the then Secretary of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka were also shortlisted then.
Bassi had applied for both the post of Information Commissioner and Central Information Commissioner against the government's order issued in September last.
The government had in December appointed former Defence Secretary RK Mathur as head of the transparency panel. Mathur has tenure as CIC till he attains the age of 65 on November 25, 2018.
(With Agency inputs)