Major Overhaul In UP Administration Continues, State Police Chief Removed

by Swarajya Staff - May 12, 2022 05:20 PM +05:30 IST
Major Overhaul In UP Administration Continues, State Police Chief RemovedChief Minister Yogi Adityanath and sacked DGP Mukul Goel.

Uttar Pradesh Director-General of Police (DGP) Mukul Goel was removed from his post yesterday (11 May). He had served as DGP for only 11 months.

Series of Reshuffles and Transfers: The UP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reshuffled the bureaucracy several times over the past few months.

  • Before the state elections in July 2021, 18 IAS officers were transferred in a midnight reshuffle. The exercise included the transfer of K Vijayendra Pandian, the DM of Gorakhpur, the former Lok Sabha constituency of CM Adityanath.

  • In April 2022, post-elections in the state, 14 IPS officers were transferred. These included police chiefs of nine districts. Among the 14, some were given fresh postings while others were put on the waiting list.

What Does it Indicate: The UP government led by CM Adityanath is known for bold actions.

  • The major overhaul in the police and administrative blocks could be the result of feedback received from the ground as well as party members.

  • By removing the DGP, the state government is sending out a strong message.

  • CM Yogi, who is always in an action mode, has set high expectations from the state bureaucracy. Those not performing as per expectations would not be tolerated.

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.