What is the full form of DIG?

What is the full form of DIG?

The full form of DIG is Deputy Inspector General. In India, DIG is a designation of an IPS officer which is senior rank than Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) or Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). The officer holding this post works under the Inspector General of Police (IG) or Joint Commissioner of Police. There is no limit to the number of DIGs a state can have and most states have multiple DIGs.  DIG-ranked officers wear Gorget patches on their collars which have a dark blue background and a white line stitched on it.

  • After qualifying the exam, the candidate becomes an IPS officer and undergoes specified training as an IPS officer.
  • When an IPS officer completes the training, he is appointed as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) or an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
  • Later, on the basis of experience, track record and performance, he is promoted to the post of Superintendent of Police (SP).
  • And then promoted to the post of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and then to the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
  • As per the IPS Salary Rules 2016 issued by the Government Gazette, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) draw their salary on the basis of super time scale of pay scale. The pay level is 13A. The pay band is INR 37400 – 67000 and the pay grade is 8090. Pay scales are often assessed by the central government.