Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma is going to be appointed as a Member (Non-Judicial) of the Lokayukta, the anti-corruption watchdog that started functioning in the State from April 8 this year.
Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal gave his assent to the proposal of the State Government in this regard on Tuesday. Earlier, a Lokayukta selection committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recommend the DGP’s name for the post.
With Dr Sharma’s shift to the Lokayukta, a new DGP will be appointed in the State shortly. Notably, meanwhile, Sharma had appealed to the State Government for his voluntary retirement.
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