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MHA grants 1-month extension to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik


New Delhi, Jan 31: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday got one month's extension in his service till February-end "in public interest", the Home Ministry said.

The decision has been taken after the Election Commission gave its nod for extending the tenure of Patnaik in view of the assembly polls in the national capital.

MHA grants 1-month extension to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik

The approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for the extension in service of Patnaik for a period of one month beyond his date of superannuation i.e. January 31, 2020 in relaxation of rule 16 (1) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement benefits) rules, 1958 in public interest, the ministry said in the order.

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The 1985-batch officer of AGMUT cadre was supposed to retire on Friday. Patnaik was appointed the Delhi Police chief in January 2017.

    NEWS AT 3 PM, JAN 31st JAN, 2020

    As Delhi is poll-bound, the Election Commission's permission is needed for new appointment or extension in service of key government officials here. Delhi will go to polls on February 8 and the counting of votes is scheduled to be held on February 11.

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