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The Tussle Between DGPs Appointment In West Bengal And UPSC

In 2006, the Supreme Court passed a judgement that clearly stated that a Director General of Police (DGP) of a state should be appointed by involving both the state government and UPSC. Since the judgement has been passed, many states are trying to avoid involving the UPSC for selection of a DGP and West Bengal, currently is at the focus of it after Manoj Malaviya became the DGP of West Bengal. After the appointment, the government led by Mamata Banerjee demanded the autonomy of the state from the Supreme Court. DGP, which is the top police post according to the Supreme Court, should be appointed only after the state government has consulted with UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).