Q. Which of the following is not correct about the appointment of State Police Chiefs (Director General of Police)?

[A] Appointments of DGPs are on the basis of the Supreme Court judgment on police reforms in Prakash Singh vs Union of India.

[B] The consent of an officer is required for his/her posting as DGPs.

[C] .Centre has the power to not relieve an officer for posting as DGP in the state.

[D] States are supposed to draw up and send to the UPSC a list of eligible officers under certain conditions.

Answer: B

Based on the judgment, the UPSC issued its own guidelines in 2009 on the appointment of police chiefs of states. Under the rules, the consent of an officer is not required for his/her posting.

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