Fire Ser­vices, Pris­ons de­part­ments vir­tu­ally head­less, DGP still holds addl charge

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With Dil­bagh Singh oc­cu­py­ing the high­est po­si­tion of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Po­lice for the last about three months, the Fire & Emer­gency ser­vices and Pris­ons de­part­ments have been al­most ren­dered head­less with DGP hold­ing the ad­di­tional charge of both the key de­part­ments even af­ter his reg­u­lar ap­point­ment as Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Po­lice by the Jammu and Kash­mir gov­ern­ment re­cently. V K Singh is set to take the charge as Di­rec­tor Fire Ser­vices from 1st Jan­uary next year but gov­ern­ment is yet to start a hunt for the ap­point­ment of new Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Pris­ons. Top sources re­vealed that Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Po­lice Dil­bagh Singh al­ready over­bur­dened with the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of law & or­der and se­cu­rity throw­ing up a huge chal­lenge to him, is still hold­ing the ad­di­tional charge as Di­rec­tor Fire & Emer­gency ser­vices and Pris­ons de­part­ments. Sources said that this time when the re­cruit­ment drive for con­sta­bles in the fire & emer­gency de­part­ment is in fi­nal stage, the de­part­ment should have a full-fledged Di­rec­tor for close su­per­vi­sion of the re­cruit­ment process. Sources also said that keep­ing in view the pos­si­bil­i­ties of an un­prece­dented in­crease in the fire in­ci­dents dur­ing win­ter in Kash­mir val­ley, the de­part­ment of Fire & Emer­gency ser­vices could be more promptly looked af­ter by a full-fledged di­rec­tor.

Sources

said that keep­ing in view the sen­si­tiv­i­ties of the Pris­ons de­part­ment in Jammu and Kash­mir State the charge of pris­ons de­part­ment presently held by Dil­bagh Singh should have been also given to any of­fi­cer of DGP rank in­de­pen­dently.

A top gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial on con­di­tions of anonymity told that V K Singh has to take over the charge as Di­rec­tor Fire Ser­vices from 1st Jan­uary 2019, the or­der for which has been al­ready is­sued by the gov­ern­ment but noth­ing can be said about the ap­point­ment of new Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Pris­ons to re­lieve Dil­bagh Singh of the ad­di­tional charge at this point of time. (KNS)

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