What is the full form of IGP?

What is the full form of IGP?

The full form of IGP is “Inspector General of Police“. In India, an IGP is an IPS officer/state police officer. It is the third-highest rank in the police hierarchy, just below the rank of ADG in a state and just above the DIG (Deputy Inspector General of Police). The IGP rank officer wore a gorget patch on his collar. The insignia of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is a cross sword and a star above the batons.

This post is very high position in the Police department. There is no direct recruitment. You cannot directly reach to the post. There are 2 ways: Via UPSC or Via State PCS Exam. You can join as IPS and posted as SP by completing UPSC. SP is promoted to DIG in 14 yrs. Then DIG is promoted to IGP in 3 yrs.

When u complete state PCS exam you are posted as DSP. DSP becomes SP in 10–15 yrs (variable as per conditions ) then the promotion chain is as like as above mentioned. Quite a few DSPs become IG before their retirement (fixed at 60 yrs).