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Telangana Governor approves ex-DGP Mahender Reddy’s identify to move TSPSC


Former Director Basic of Police M. Mahender Reddy.
| Picture Credit score: File | NAGARA GOPAL

Days after a three-member search committee really helpful former DGP M. Mahender Reddy for the submit of chairperson of the beleaguered Telangana State Public Service Fee (TSPSC), the Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has accepted the file.

Sources mentioned the Governor signed the filed on Thursday paving the way in which for the appointment of Mr. Mahender Reddy because the chairperson of the Fee.

A search committee comprising the Chief Secretary A. Santhi Kumar, Legislation Secretary and GAD Secretary had scrutinised 50 functions for the submit of the Chairperson and really helpful the identify of Mr. Mahender Reddy for the highest submit. In all, 371 functions had been obtained for the submit of Chairperson and different members, in response to a public notification issued earlier this month by the Authorities. January 18 was the final date for submitting functions. The opposite members among the many candidates could be shortlisted very quickly and the names might be really helpful to the Governor for approval, mentioned Authorities sources.

Sources maintained that former IAS officer Akunuri Murali and former Extra DGP rank officer Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar had been approached to take up the difficult job. Nonetheless, they declined it. The Authorities then issued notification and shortlisted Mr. Reddy.

Controversy ridden Fee

Riddled with controversy after the leakage of Group I and II query papers within the final two years, the TSPSC was underneath the scanner with the earlier Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) drawing flak for the unhappy state of affairs. A Particular Investigation Staff probe into the affair introduced out startling reality about insider involvement and dozens of candidates securing jobs by paying enormous sums to handle the query papers.

As quickly because the Congress Authorities got here to energy, the incumbent chairperson B. Janardhan Reddy and different members tendered their resignation in December. The Governor accepted the resignation in January enabling the Authorities to set in movement the revamp of the Fee.

Seasoned police officer

A 1986 batch IPS officer, Mr. Mahender Reddy started his profession as ASP Godavarikhani and went on to function Extra SP, Bellampally, Superintendent of police of Nizamabad and Kurnool districts. He additionally had a stint because the Commissioner of Police Hyderabad and Cyberabad earlier than happening to grow to be Extra DGP Intelligence. He was elevated because the DGP in November 2017 and retired in December 2022.

A no-nonsense officer with impeccable observe report, Mr. Reddy is an alumni of Andhra Pradesh Residential Faculty, Sarvail within the then Nalgonda district. He went on to finish his diploma in engineering from Regional Engineering Faculty, Warangal (now NIT) and M.Tech from IIT, Delhi earlier than writing the civil companies and entering into the IPS in 1986. Mr. Reddy hails from previous Khammam district.

An onerous process awaits Mr. Reddy as he takes cost of the crisis-ridden Fee and brings again its functioning again on rails. A clear method with clear timeline to carry the cancelled and postponed aggressive examinations and dedicated efforts to refill the big variety of vacancies would go a great distance in bettering the picture of the Fee.

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