3-month extension to Punjab DGP

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Senior IPS officer Suresh Arora has been given a three-month extension as the chief of Punjab police.
According to official orders, the appointments committee of the Union cabinet has approved the Home Ministry's proposal to extend Arora's service for of three months beyond the date of his superannuation on September 30, in public interest.
Earlier, the Amarinder Singh government had approached the Centre, seeking extension of Arora's tenure as the DGP.
When the Congress came to power last year, it did not change the incumbent from the DGP post.
Notably, the state government had earlier announced that it would approach the Supreme Court to review its July 3, 2018 order, directing states to choose and appoint their DGP from a panel to be constituted by the UPSC based on the proposals of the state government concerned.
On August 28, the Punjab Assembly had passed the Police (Amendment) Bill 2018, to pave the way for setting up of a State Security Commission for selection of DGP.

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