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The Odisha government is learnt to have withdrawn its recommendation naming Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra for central deputation citing shortage of IPS officers.
According to official sources, Home Secretary Vipin Saxena in a letter to the Union Home Ministry has requested to withhold the State Government’s recommendation in favour of DGP Mishra for a plum posting in the CBI or in any Central police establishments. The move comes five months after the previous government under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik named Mishra for posting in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) even as the 1977-batch officer was tipped to get the post of Special Director in the probe agency.
While there are 188 posts under IPS cadre strength in Odisha, 80 posts are lying vacant at present. Similarly, 131 are direct recruits and 57 posts are under promotion quota.
Notably, Maoist violence has dropped considerably during the tenure of Mishra, who took up the state’s top cop job in 2012.
The Centre would, however, take the final call on whether to depute Mishra on central government duty.