11 AIG positions approvedA Cabinet meeting on Monday approved 11 positions for additional inspector general (AIG) of police.
A Cabinet meeting on Monday approved 11 positions for additional inspector general (AIG) of police.
The decision is aimed at deputing one AIG in each province and four AIGs in the Valley—one each at Nepal Police Headquarters, Nepal Police Academy, Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office and Nepal Police Hospital.
The AIG posts are vacant since February 14.
In 2014, then minister for home affairs Bamdev Gautam had increased the number of AIGs to nine from seven. But following an apex court order, four more deputy inspectors general were promoted to the post of AIG.
The Cabinet decision to promote DIGs follows Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma’s commitment to “fill all the vacant positions within a month”.
“We will soon hold a meeting of the promotion committee to recommend names,” said Home Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi Jaya Bahadur Chand is the seniormost among the DIGs for the promotion to the post of AIG. The government in February had promoted Chand to lead Nepal Police. But the apex court later had quashed the government decision of promoting Chand to the post of inspector general.