DIG Full Form

What is the full form of DIG?

The full form of DIG is Deputy Inspector General of Police. After being promoted from the SSP rank, a police officer could become a DIG. The DIG helps the IGP (Inspector-General of Police) in overseeing and supervising the various police stations.

There are two ways by which candidates are inducted into the Indian Police Service:

  • Direct recruit, i.e. through Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service
    Commission (UPSC).
  • The other way is through the appointment of State Police Service officers by promotion.
  • The candidate must appear in the Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC.
  • The qualified candidate will be appointed as an IPS officer and will go through relevant training as an IPS officer.


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