Punjab seeks extension for DGP Arora


The Punjab Government has written to the Centre seeking extension for DGP Suresh Kumar Arora, who is superannuating on September 30. The request for extension to the 1982-batch IPS officer has reportedly been moved after consulting the MHA, the cadre controlling authority. Rules permit a three-month extension in service.

The move has come amid confusion over the appointment of the next DGP, especially in the wake of a recent Supreme Court judgment directing the states to send a panel of senior officers to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which will shortlist three officers of whom the state will select the top cop.