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Odisha govt withdraws consent to spare DGP Mishra for posting in CBI

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 30:

Citing shortage of shortage of IPS officers in the state as the reason, the Odisha government, in a surprise move, has withdrawn its earlier consent to spare DGP Prakash Mishra for a posting in the CBI or any Central government position.

Prakash Mishra, DGP
Prakash Mishra, DGP

Mishra was the frontrunner for the post of CBI Special Director and was also shortlisted for appointment to the post of Director, CBI. However, this sudden u-turn by the state government has effectively eliminated him from the list of contenders for the top post in the national investigation agency.

In a letter to the Union Home secretary, the state Home secretary Vipin Saxena has said that its earlier recommendation in favour of Mishra’s Central posting stands withdrawn with immediate effect. The decision to withdraw the recommendation was taken by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on May 28, sources said.

It is not clear why the state government had recommended him for a Central posting in the first place if the vacancy position is indeed such a big issue. In fact as many as 80 posts of the state’s IPS cadre strength of 188 have been lying vacant for quite some time now. This has given rise to speculations over the real reasons behind the move.

When asked for his reaction, the DGP said he had no information whatsoever on the developments.

The 58- year old Mishra, who belongs to the 1977 batch was appointed DGP in July 2012 after the so-called coup attempt by the Pyarimohan brigade on May 29. He is one of the senior-most IPS officers in the country and due to take retirement  on 29 February 2016.

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  1. It is good indication given by the present government. This type of honest IPS officer’s service is more required in Odisha. Odisha Police department including the Crime Branch has crossed the limit of corruption and Mega Chit Fund Scam is the burning example. I think Mr. Naveen Pattanaik has understood the importance of DG Prakash Mishra. The next step of the government should be to reform the entire police department by removing the corrupt IPS officers from key position.

    With Regards
    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST),9861770749(M)

  2. Some newspaper have published one news on 31.5.2014 that owing to the misunderstanding with the Chief Minister the state government has withdrawn its earlier consent to spare DGP Prakash Mishra for a posting in the CBI or any Central government position and he would be deputed as DG of Home Guard and Ramesh Prasad Singh IPS of 1984 Batch would be the New Police DG.

    I think this is a propaganda spread by one Senior PIS officer of Odisha to mislead people. I do not think that the Chief Minister can do such blunder by humiliating or defaming the honest IPS officer Prakash Mishra.

    WITH REGARDS
    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST),9861770749(M)

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