B Prasada Rao likely to take over as DGP of the State
September 27, 2013 - Hyderabad
Senior IPS officer B Prasada Rao is in likelihood would take over as next police chief of the State following the CAT on Friday dismissed the petition seeking extension of one more year by Dinesh Reddy.
The State Government has told to the Administrative Tribunal that it would not extend the tenure of the DGP by one year in view of the ongoing CBI investigation in his assets case. It may be recalled here that Dinesh Reddy sought a direction to the Centre and the State Government to retain him in the post till September next citing a Supreme Court ruling.
Rao, a non-controversial officer, is currently Director General (Anti-Corruption Bureau). The 1979-batch IPS officer previously served as Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of AP State Road Transport Corporation and Police Commissioner of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
Four IPS offices are on the fray
In this back drop, four IPS officers Umesh Kumar, the senior most officer of 1977 IPS batch would not be considered as he is facing a criminal case. Five IPS officers of 1979 are eligible for the post and of them, Ashok Prasad is presently DGP of Jammu and Kashmir, TP Das, Aruna Bahuguna, B Prasada Rao and Syed Anwarul Huda of the same batch are eligible. While Ms. Bahuguna is on deputation with the Centre, Mr. Das and Mr. Rao are currently holding the posts of Home Secretary and Anti-Corruption Bureau Director General, respectively. In these back drop, there is every likelihood, Prasada Rao may be posted as the Police chief of the State.