The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal by the Home Ministry to appoint Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal as Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
After the Maha Vikas Agadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra approved the appointment, the 1985 batch officer, who also served as the Mumbai Police Commissioner, traveled to Delhi to meet the next DGP of Maharashtra.
Sources said that the state government has approved the appointment, starting the contest for the next DGP, and will soon release Jaiswal from his post.
An official from the state Home Department said, “Once the government receives the order through the proper channels, the necessary action will be taken.”
Over the past few months, there have been disagreements between the MVA government and Jaiswal, who took over as DGP last February. Sources said Jaiswal was particularly dissatisfied with some of the transfers of IPS officers, who at one point refused to sign the transfer list put forward by the government. This uncomfortable relationship led Jaiswal to seek a central representative earlier this year, an official said.
Jaiswal, who is due to retire in 2022 on an order issued by the federal government, will move to Delhi, where he has worked in the research and analysis department for many years.
Currently, he is being replaced by senior IPS officers of the state Sanjay Pandey, Bipin Bihari and Hemant Nagrale. However, Bihari will retire next month.
According to the rules, if no appointment is made at the time of Jaiswal’s relief, a senior officer – Pandey is likely to get extra charge, an interior official said.