LUCKNOW: Dynamic Retired IPS officer Bhawesh Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Uttar Pradesh. The crucial post was lying vacant for over a year.
Bhawesh Kumar Singh is 1987 batch IPS officer, who retired from the post of Director-General, intelligence in 2020. According to sources close to 68 prominent people, including influential bureaucrats were in the fray for this post, but Singh’s name was locked based on his spotless career record, an honest profile and dynamic style of working.
Singh, who hails from Bihar’s Saharsa area has served as SP and SSP of Aligarh, Mau, Muradabad, Bareilly, Prayagraj, Mathura and Kanpur. He has also served as the Inspector General of Gorakhpur and Agra Zone in the past.
The post of CIC has been lying vacant for over one year after the retirement of Jawed Usmani. The selection committee, which also included Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had shortlisted a few names and finally zeroed in on Bhawesh Kumar Singh.
View his full profile here: https://uppolice.gov.in/en/officerprofile?transid=212&slugName=Other
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