Birdi is new IGP Kashmir; Vijay posted as ADGP, Law & Order
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Home Department on Tuesday appointed Vidhi Kumar Birdi as IGP Kashmir. He will replace Vijay Kumar, who has been posted as ADGP, Law and Order, J&K.
“Vijay Kumar, IPS (AGMUT: 1997), ADGP Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as ADGP (Law & Order), J&K. A post in the rank of ADGP viz. ADGP (Law & Order), J&K, is temporarily added to the J&K Segment of AGMUT Cadre, in terms of 2nd proviso to sub-rule (2) of Rule 4 of the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, for a period of two years or till the post is held by said officer, whichever is earlier,” read an order issued by Raj Kumar Goyal, Financial Commissioner/Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department.
It further stated, “Vidhi Kumar Birdi, IPS (AGMUT:2003), has been posted as IGP Kashmir vice Vijay Kumar, IPS. In addition, the officer shall also hold the charge of the post of IGP Armed Kashmir, till further orders, read the order further.”
“The Zonal IGPs of Kashmir and Jammu have been directed to ADGP (Law & Order), J&K, under the overall command and control of DGP, J&K,” it added.