The State government has shortlisted names of four senior IPS officers for the post of Director General of Assam Police. The three of the four senior IPS officers include BJ Mahanta, Mukesh Agarwal and AK Kashyap.
In a meeting which will be held shortly, the UPSC is expected to make a decision on this matter.
The incumbent DGP Kuladhar Saikia, was set to retire on August 30, is on a three month extension.
Reportedly, the toss up will be primarily be between Mukesh Agarwal and BJ Mahanta.
Senior IPS officer Tapan Deka was also considered as a frontrunner but there is said to be some sort of technical issues that stands between him and the top post.