The issuance of transfer orders for IPS officers by the Uttar Pradesh government is imminent, as the finalized list of officers awaits the Chief Minister’s attention. Delays in the process have been attributed to the Chief Minister’s ongoing commitments, but a prompt release of the list is anticipated once his schedule permits.
Senior IPS officer Tilottama Varma (IPS:1990:UP) is poised to conclude her central deputation and return. Despite completing the required formalities, she has yet to assume her position at the police headquarters. Currently serving as ADG Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, she is scheduled to retire in November 2025. The delay in her return has caused a one-month postponement in the promotion of ADG Rajeev Krishna (IPS:1991:UP) to the rank of DGP. Should another senior officer not return from central deputation after Mukul Goyal’s (IPS:1987:UP) retirement in February, Rajiv Krishna is expected to be promoted to the DGP position.
In December, there is an anticipation of the promotion of Special DGP Law and Order Prashant Kumar (IPS:1990:UP) to the position of DGP, potentially resulting in a reassignment of his responsibilities. The DGP position in the Intelligence department has remained vacant since the retirement of Dr. DS Chauhan (IPS:1987:UP) and is traditionally filled by one of the government’s most trusted officers.
Prashant Kumar, who has efficiently managed the responsibilities of ADG Law and Order for nearly three years, is likely to ascend to the position of DGP. This promotion could lead to Akhil Kumar (IPS:1994:UP), currently serving as ADG Gorakhpur Zone, assuming the role of ADG Law and Order. His transfer is anticipated before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.