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Om Prakash Singh
The Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri O.P. Singh, IPS (cropped).jpg
Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police
Assumed office
23 January 2018
Preceded by Sulkhan Singh
Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
In office
26 September 2016 – 21 January 2018
Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
In office
3 December 2014 – 25 September 2016
Preceded by Mahboob Alam
Succeeded by R K Pachnanda
Personal details
Born Om Prakash Singh
(1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 58)
Gaya, Bihar, India[1][2][3]
Nationality Indian
Alma mater St. Xavier's College
National Defence College
Delhi University
Madras University
Awards IND President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.png President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service[1][2][3][4]
IND Police Medal for Meritorious Service.png Police Medal for Meritorious Service[1][2][3][4]
IND 50th Anniversary Independence medal.svg 50th Anniversary Independence Medal[1][2][4]
IND Police Medal for Gallantry.png Police Medal for Gallantry[1][2][3][4]
Om Prakash Singh
Police career
Department Uttar Pradesh Police, Central Industrial Security Force, National Disaster Response Force, Central Reserve Police Force
Years of service 1983-
Rank Director General of Police.png Director General of Police

Om Prakash Singh (born 2 January 1960) is a 1983 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He currently is the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police, and has previously served as the Director General of CISF and Director General of NDRF.

Education[edit]

Singh is a postgraduate (MA) in Political Science from Delhi University,[3][4][5] he also holds a postgraduate degree (MPhil) in Philosophy from National Defence College, affiliated to Madras University.[3][4][5] Singh also has an MBA degree in Disaster Management.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Singh has served in various key positions for both Union and Uttar Pradesh Governments (Police), like as the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police, Additional Director General (ADG) of NCR (Meerut) Zone, Additional Director General (Intelligence), Additional Director General (Special Enquiry), Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Moradabad and Azamgarh ranges, Deputy Inspector General (Anti Corruption Organization) and Commandant of 11th Battalion of Provincial Armed Constabulary in Uttar Pradesh Governments (Police),[3][5] and as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Additional Director General in CISF, Inspector General/Deputy Inspector General (IG/DIG) in Central Reserve Police Force.[3][5]

Singh has also served as the District Senior Superintendent of Police/Superintendent of Police (SSP/SP) of Lucknow, Allahabad, Moradabad, Lakhimpur Kheri and Amroha.[3][5]

DG of CISF[edit]

He was appointed as the Director General of Central Industrial Security Force by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet in September 2016.[6] He assumed the office of DG on 26 September 2016.[3]

DG of UPP[edit]

Singh was appointed as the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,[7][8][9] on the recommendation of a high-level committee consisting of the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Rajive Kumar, as its head, with the other members being Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shashi Prakash Goyal.[7][8][9]

Singh assumed charge as the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police on 23 January 2018,[10][11][12] after a delay of 23 days.[13][14][15]

Decorations[edit]

[1][2][3][4][5]

Controversies[edit]

Singh was the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow district when the infamous attack on Mayawati in a VIP guesthouse happened.[16][17][18][19] Subsequently, he was suspended by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.[3][5].

During his tenure as Additional Director General (ADG) of Meerut (NCR) zone, violence in Phase-II of Noida city happened.[20][21][22] Subsequently, he was transferred by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and was attached to DGP Headquarters.[3][5][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS Gradation List - 2015" (PDF). Uttar Pradesh Police. Department of Home, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS Gradation List - 2017" (PDF). Uttar Pradesh. Department of Home, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Om Prakash Singh - Executive Record Sheet". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Former DG, NDRF - OP Singh, IPS". National Disaster Response Force. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Who is OP Singh, the officer appointed as new Uttar Pradesh DGP by Yogi Adityanath government". The Financial Express. New Delhi. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ Chauhan, Neeraj (26 September 2016). "IPS officer OP Singh taking over as the new Director General of CISF". The Times of India. New Delhi. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "O. P. Singh is new DGP of Uttar Pradesh". The Hindu. Lucknow. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Om Prakash Singh is Uttar Pradesh's New DGP, Succeeds Sulkhan Singh". News 18. Lucknow. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Uttar Pradesh gets a new DGP, OP Singh succeeds Sulkhan Singh". Zee News. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ Bajpai, Namita (23 January 2018). "O P Singh takes charge as Uttar Pradesh's new DGP; bats for professional policing". The New Indian Express. Lucknow. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  11. ^ "O P Singh takes charge as Uttar Pradesh DGP". The Times of India. Lucknow. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ "23 days after appointment, OP Singh finally takes charge as UP DGP". Daily News and Analysis. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Uttar Pradesh police yet to get a new boss, DGP designate OP Singh's appointment in limbo". The New Indian Express. Lucknow. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  14. ^ Mishra, Pranshu (18 January 2018). "19 Days After his Appointment, UP DGP Yet to Take Charge as Yogi Govt Awaits Centre's Nod". News18. Lucknow. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Police without DGP for almost three weeks as Centre dithers on state's controversial appointee". Firstpost. Lucknow. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  16. ^ K Jha, Dhirendra (22 January 2015). "The 'humiliation' that stops Mayawati from accepting Samajwadi Party's offer". Scroll. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  17. ^ Sagar, Parvez (22 January 2015). "सपा-बसपा का मिलन: निजी दुश्मनी बड़ी या राजनीतिक मजबूरी" [SP-BSP alliance: Which is bigger; personal rivalry, or political compulsion?]. Aaj Tak (in Hindi). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  18. ^ Pathak, Avanish (14 August 2014). "पढ़िए, लखनऊ गेस्टहाउस कांड का पूरा सच" [Read, the whole truth about Lucknow guest house incident]. Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  19. ^ Mishra, Shiv Kumar (13 January 2018). "क्या इस कारण रुकी डीजीपी ओपी सिंह की नियुक्ति!" [Is this the reason why OP Singh still hasn't joined DGP UP?]. Special Coverage News (in Hindi). Lucknow. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  20. ^ Tyagi, Bunty (22 February 2013). "Bharat bandh day 2: Violence under control, 184 FIRs lodged in Noida". India Today. Noida. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  21. ^ Mukherjee, Ashish (ed.). "Bharat bandh shuts down banking, public transport; violence erupts in Noida". NDTV. New Delhi. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Strike turns violent in UP, vehicles set on fire in Noida". The Times of India. Lucknow. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Deo Raj Nagar takes over as UP Police chief". The Times of India. Lucknow. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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