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Director general of police

Director General of Respective States and Union Territories Police Force
Shoulder Rank of DGP
Car Flag for Director General of Police
Star Plate for Police Vehicle
Police department
StatusHead of Police Force of States and Union Territories of India.
Member ofIndian Police Service
Reports toDepartment of Home
ResidenceRespective Police Headquarters of States and Union Territories of India
NominatorUnion Public Service Commission
AppointerRespective cabinet of States And Union Territories of India
Term length2 years
DeputyAdditional Director General of Police

Director General of Police (DGP) is a rank in the Indian Police Service, held by the highest ranking police officer in a State or a Union Territory of India, typically heading the state or the UT police force. The DGP is appointed by the cabinet and holds a three-star rank.

There may also be additional officers in the state who hold the rank of DGP. Common appointments for such officers include Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Director General of Prisons, Director General of fire forces and civil defence,[1] Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Housing Society, etc. Additionally officers who hold the rank of DGP may have commensurate appointments in central government organisations such as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Director SVPNPA, Director General of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), DG Narcotics Control Bureau, DG National Investigation Agency (NIA), etc. The rank insignia of a Director General of Police or Commissioner of Police (in Delhi) is the national emblem over crossed sword and baton. DGP-ranked officers wear Gorget patches on their collar which have a dark blue background with an oak leaf pattern stitched on it, similar to ADGs and IGs.[2][3]

Each state police force is headed by an officer holding the rank of Director General of Police, with designations such as Director General of Police (Head of Police Force), Director General and Inspector General of Police, or State Police Chief.

The Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) is appointed by the state government in consultation with the UPSC. According to UPSC rules, the state government is required to send the names of five senior IPS officers and after finalizing the three names, the committee will again send the proposal back to the state government and among these three officials, the state government is obliged to nominate the DGP.

The pay matrix for Director General of Police (DGP) ranked officers comprises Pay Level 17, the apex grade, and Pay Level 16. The Head of Police Force or State Police Chief, holding the rank of DGP, receives a monthly fixed salary of ₹2.25 lakh, excluding allowances, reflecting the pinnacle of the pay structure. This salary scale is also applicable to Directors General (DGs) of some Central Police Organisations at the Union government level.[4][5][6][7]

For other DG ranked officers within state governments eligible for Pay Level 16, including DG of Prisons, DG of Fire and Rescue, DG of Civil defence and Homeguards, DG of Anti-Corruption Bureau, or equivalent posts, the monthly pay ranges from ₹205,400 to ₹224,400, exclusive of allowances.[4]

List of current Chiefs of Police Forces in the States and Union territories of India

Maharashtra Police Headquarters in Mumbai, where the state DGP sits.
Tamil Nadu Police Headquarters in Chennai, where the state DGP sits.
Uttar Pradesh Police Headquarters in Lucknow, where the state DGP sits.
State Police Chiefs
S.No. State Headquarters Name of Police Chief Batch[8]
1 Andhra Pradesh Amaravati Harish Kumar Gupta, IPS[9] 1992
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Anand Mohan, IPS 1994
3 Assam Guwahati Gyanendra Pratap Singh, IPS 1991
4 Bihar Patna Rajvinder Singh Bhatti, IPS 1990
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur Ashok Juneja, IPS[10] 1989
6 Goa Panaji Jaspal Singh, IPS[11] 1996
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar Vikash Sahay, IPS[12] 1989
8 Haryana Panchkula Shatrujit Kapoor, IPS[13] 1990
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla Sanjay Kundu, IPS[14] 1989
10 Jharkhand Ranchi Ajay Kumar Singh, IPS[15] 1989
11 Karnataka Bengaluru Alok Mohan, IPS[16] 1987
12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Dr. Shaik Darvesh Saheb, IPS 1990
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Sudhir Saxena, IPS 1987
14 Maharashtra Mumbai Rashmi Shukla, IPS 1988
15 Manipur Imphal Rajiv Singh, IPS 1993
16 Meghalaya Shillong Idashisha Nongrang, IPS 1992
17 Mizoram Aizawl Anil Shukla, IPS 1996
18 Nagaland Kohima Rupin Sharma, IPS[17] 1992
19 Odisha Cuttack Arun Kumar Sarangi (acting), IPS 1990
20 Punjab Chandigarh Gaurav Yadav (acting), IPS[18] 1992
21 Rajasthan Jaipur Utkal Ranjan Sahoo (acting), IPS 1988
22 Sikkim Gangtok N. K. Mishra, IPS 1988
23 Tamil Nadu Chennai Shankar Jiwal, IPS 1990
24 Telangana Hyderabad Ravi Gupta, IPS 1990
25 Tripura Agartala Amitabh Ranjan, IPS[19] 1988
26 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Prashant Kumar (acting), IPS 1990
27 Uttarakhand Dehradun Abhinav Kumar, IPS[20] 1996
28 West Bengal Kolkata Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, IPS 1989
Headquarters of Delhi Police. It also serves as the office of Police Commissioner of Delhi, who is the ex-officio DGP of Delhi.
Police Chiefs of Union Territories
S.No Union Territory Headquarters Name of the Police Chief Batch Rank
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Devesh Chandra Srivastava, IPS 1995 DG
2 Chandigarh Chandigarh Surendra Singh Yadav, IPS[21] 1997 DG
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Daman Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, IPS 2006 DIG
4 Delhi New Delhi Sanjay Arora, IPS 1988 DG
5 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (May-Oct)
Jammu (Nov-Apr)
R. R. Swain, IPS 1991 DG
6 Ladakh Leh Dr. Shiv Darshan Singh Jamwal, IPS[22] 1995 ADGP
7 Lakshadweep Kavaratti Sarat Kumar Sinha, IPS 2008 SP
8 Puducherry Pondicherry B. Srinivasan, IPS 1990 DG

See also



  1. ^ "Reshuffle in Jharkhand police department". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ "UPSC". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ "National Portal of India". Archived from the original on 13 June 2009.
  4. ^ a b "The Indian Police Service (Pay) Rules, 2016" (PDF). Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Government of India.
  5. ^ "Flexibility in rule governing apex pay scales of DG-rank IPS officers". Hindustan Times. 1 May 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Four serving DG rank IPS Officers Got Apex Pay Scale". Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  7. ^ Bureau, The Hindu (1 December 2022). "Two top police posts, IB and CBI chiefs, to get salaries at par with Secretary-rank IAS officers irrespective of seniority". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  8. ^ "IPS : Query Form". Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  9. ^ Bureau, ABP News (15 February 2022). "ECI appoints Harish Kumar Gupta as new DGP of A.P."
  10. ^ "Chhattisgarh Police at Glance". Chhattisgarh Police. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  11. ^ "New director general of police (DGP) Mukesh Kumar Meena, appointed as top cop". The Times of India. 11 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  12. ^ "PC Thakur appointed as Gujarat top cop". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Senior IPS officer Manoj Yadava appointed Haryana's new DGP". The Times of India. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Sanjay Kundu is Himachal DGP". Hindustan Times. 30 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ Department of Police, State Government of Jharkhand, India. "डीजीपी का संदेश". Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "Karnataka Police". Archived from the original on 10 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Nagaland Police - DGP Address". Archived from the original on 29 October 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  18. ^ पीटीआई (24 February 2023). "Punjab News: पंजाब पुलिस के डीजीपी बोले- माहौल खराब करने की साजिश को सफल नहीं होने देंगे". (in Hindi). Retrieved 12 March 2023.
  19. ^ Government of Tripura. "Welcome to Tripura Police, Department of Home, Government of Tripura". Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  20. ^ "Uttarakhand Police, Government of Uttarakhand". Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  21. ^ "New Chandigarh DGP Surendra Yadav's utmost priority: Peaceful and impartial conduct of Lok Sabha elections 2024". The Indian Express. 18 March 2024. Retrieved 20 March 2024.
  22. ^ "Umang Narula made adviser to Ladakh's Lt Governor, SS Khandare appointed police head". Tribuneindia News Service.
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