Hyderabad: Less than a month after IAS officers in the state were reshuffled, transfer of IPS officers is on the cards. Hyderabad and Cyberabad commissionerates are likely to get new commissioners.
V.V. Srinivas Rao, additional commissioner, law and order, is given the additional charge of Hyderabad commissioner and Sandeep Shandilya, Cyberabad commissioner, is awaiting a promotion.
Sources said that a woman IPS officer’s name is doing the rounds to head the Cyberabad commissionerate.
According to the sources, around 50 IPS officers in the state are likely to be transferred in the revamp. The transfers are based on completion of the three-year tenure norm and performance. The government will also consider the 2019 general elections while allotting responsibilities to senior officers. In rural areas, the police plays a vital role during the polls.
“In disturbed areas, the government will be looking for a strict officer who is capable of handling volatile situations, while plum posts will be allotted to officers who are in the good books of the government,” said the sources, adding that the recent flare-up at Utnoor also will have an impact on the transfers.
A month ago, SPs and IG-rank officers in north Telangana districts were shifted following the Lambada-Adivasi fight. “New officers were posted. But they are more likely to be replaced in the transfer,” said the sources.
After the clashes at Utnoor, P. Pramod Kumar, who was heading the special branch in Hyderabad, was posted as DIG of the Karim-nagar range, replacing Ravi Varma.
The Hyderabad and Cyberabad commissionerates are also vital for the government. While Hyderabad is the capital city, Cyberabad gained importance due to the presence of big ticket IT companies.