Lucknow (26.09.2022): Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) reverted the proposal sent by the Uttar Pradesh government for the appointment of the new DGP asking why Goel was removed before completing his two year-term as directed by the Supreme Court in its order passed in 2006 in the police reforms case.
The UPSC also directed the state government to attach the self-attested bio-data of all IPS officers whose names have been included in the list for the appointment of the new DGP. After shunting Mukul Goel from the post of DGP on May 11, the UP government appointed DS Chauhan (IPS: 1988: UP) as acting DGP on May 13.
It sent a list of 42 IPS officers for the appointment of the new DGP in the first week of September which included IPS officers up to the 1992 batch with 30 years’ of service. The list also included names of acting DGP DS Chauhan as well as Mukul Goel.
The state government has informed the UPSC that Goel was removed on the charge of disregard for government work, lack of interest in departmental work and inaction in its reply. It has also informed the UPSC that as the senior superintendent of police (Saharanpur), Goel was suspended in 2000 for dereliction of duty.
During the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013, he was ADG (Law and Order) and due to his slackness, the area was engulfed in communal violence. Besides, a case was registered against him in connection with police recruitment irregularities in 2006. Later, he got a clean chit from the anti-corruption cell.
Goel was appointed DGP on June 30, 2021 but there was no improvement in his working after his appointment to the DGP’s post as he often disregarded state government orders. The government is likely to send a fresh proposal as DS Chauhan is set to retire in March next year.