Bidari likely to be DG and IGP

The government has favoured Bidari, currently serving as the Director General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for the coveted post, highly placed sources in the Home Department said.

DG & IGP N M Achuth Rao will retire on November 30 and a officer of the rank of DGP will replace him. Names of Karnataka Fire & Emergency Services DGP A R Infant, CID DGP Shankar Bidari, Police Training DGP Sushanth Mahapatra and Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Managing Director Rupak Kumar Dutta were sent to Union Public Service Commission.

An officer of the Staff & Administrative Reforms Department went to Delhi carrying the list containing names of these officers.

The UPSC finalised three officers for the post of DG&IGP and the State government would pick one officer for the post.

A R Infant and Shankar Bidari are due for retirement in May 2012. Hence, one of the two will become the new DG&IGP.

The UPSC prepares the list based on seniority of service and better service records. Bidari has two national-level awards to his credit. Hence, the government is likely to finalise his name, said the sources.

L R Pachaw, who is senior in service to Bidari, is serving as DGP in Mizoram on inter-state deputation.

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