New Delhi, Jan 30: IPS officer Amulya Patnaik has been appointed as the next Delhi Police Commissioner. Patnaik was currently posted as Special Commissioner of Police. Patnaik will reportedly succeed Alok Verma who was appointed the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The other IPS officers in the race were Deepak Mishra and Dharmender Kumar. It was earlier reported Patnaik will be given a temporary charge.Also Read - Delhi Police Recruitment 2021: Apply For Junior Engineer, Accounts Officer Posts Before THIS Date

Patnaik is a native of Odisha and is an AGMUT cadre IPS officer from 1985 batch. As per the reports, he has been chosen for his clean image. Also Read - 'Will Turn Govt Offices Into Galla Mandi', Tikait's Warning To Govt Over 'Forcible Removal' of Farmers From Protest Sites

Amulya Patnaik, a 1985 batch IPS officer, was considered for the post due to his many achievements as an IPS officer. Deepak Mishra and Dharmender Kumar are currently posted as additional director general in the CRPF and CISF respectively. It was earlier reported that seniority could be one of the vital points to choose the Commissioner of the Delhi Police. “In appointing Verma, the government followed seniority and overlooked the challenge from Mishra and Dharmender Kumar. But, it isn’t necessary to follow the seniority rule and government can choose its pick by examining other dimensions,” a Home Ministry official said. Also Read - Tikri Border Traffic Update: Delhi Police Roadblocks at Farmers' Protest Site Being Moved, Roads Likely to Open Soon

As per seniority rule, Kumar was the top choice of the three. “Given the circumstances, the government may recall officers on Central deputation. So, for both Mishra and Kumar, it will not be a hindrance. Just an executive order will be enough,” the Home Ministry official added.

The Central government had submitted names of three candidates to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apparently, the PMO had agreed to all the three nominees.