11 DIGs recommended for promotion as AIGsThe Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended 11 deputy inspectors general (DIGs) for the post of additional inspector general.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended 11 deputy inspectors general (DIGs) for the post of additional inspector general.
DIGs Bam Bahadur Bhandari, Jay Bahadur Chand, Devendra Subedi, Pashupati Upadhayay, Kesari Raj Ghimire, Madhav Prasad Joshi, Bijay Lal Kayastha, Kamal Singh Bam, Mingmar Lama, Rana Bahadur Chand and Bijay Kumar Bhatta were recommended for their promotion to the post of AIG on Friday.
On Monday the Cabinet had approved 11 AIG posts.
DIG Chand, who was in February promoted to the post of inspector general only to have the move quashed by the Supreme Court a month later, has been ranked second on the AIG recommendation list which was made public on Saturday. The government decision to appoint Chand as the police chief had run into controversy after DIG Nawaraj Silwal moved the Supreme Court. DIG Silwal’s name, however, is not on the list of AIG recommendation. DIG Silwal’s case is still pending in the Supreme Court.
DIG Bhandari, who was the top contender for the post of police chief when Chand was appointed in February, is on the top of the AIG recommendation list. A meeting of the promotion committee, led by home secretary, on Friday decided to recommend the 11 DIGs for their promotion.
The government has said seven of the AIGs will be deputed in seven provinces, while four will be stationed in Kathmandu valley.
Meanwhile, 15 senior superintendents police (SSPs) have been recommended for the post of DIG.
The promotion committee on Friday recommended SSPs Sarbendra Khanal, Pushkar Karki, Uttam Karki, Bhog Bahadur Thapa, Puskal Raj Regmi, Pawan Kharel, Chhabilal Joshi, Manoj Neupane, Gyan Bikram Shah, Thule Rai, Sharad Chand, Dhiru Basnet, Pushpa Chandra Ranjit and Suresh Bikram Shah for their promotion to the post of DIG.