As reported by Indianmandarins on November 13, 2015 (Weblink below), Dharmendra Kumar (IPS:1984:UT) is still believed to be the first choice for Commissioner, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. Having lost the neck-to-neck fight with Alok Verma for Delhi Police Commissioner post, Dharmendra has two other slots to aim at: DG Prison and BCAS Commissioner. Indianmandarins has learnt that Deepak Mishra has fair chances to become DG Prison whereas Dharmendra has for BCAS top post.
A previous panel comprised A P Maheshwari (IPS:1984:UP) and Satish Chandra Jha (IPS:1981:BH) but it was scrapped in the first week of November last year necessitating the creation of a fresh panel.
BCAS’ top post post has been vacant since November 01, 2013 after the previous Commissioner Gurjot Singh Malhi (IPS:1974:HY) retired on October 31, 2013. Currently Bibhuti Bhushan Dash (IPS:1987:WB), Joint Commissioner of Security, is officiating as BCAS chief.
May it be noted that the IPS Association has fought vigorously to keep the post of BCAS Commissioner for its cadre officers in the face of attempts by IAS officers to corner it for themselves. In January 2015, the ACC had ratified the proposal of the Civil Aviation Ministry to downgrade the post of BCAS Commissioner to the rank of Additional Secretary. According to the new provision, the chief of BCAS requires only three years of experience in security-related assignment whereas the second-in-command has to have 10 years of experience