What is the full form of IG?
IG: Inspector General of Police
IG stands for Inspector General of Police. He or she is a senior police officer in the Indian police. This designation refers to the head of a large regional command of the police service. An IPS officer who has completed 19 years of service can be promoted to become an IG.
IG is responsible for the entire administrative management of the police force and has the command over the national police service and may perform functions as per the national legislation. He exercises his powers such as regarding appointments, postings, promotions and suspension in accordance with the instructions and rules notified by the Govt. Besides this, as per the police act, 1861, the IG of police has the full power of a Magistrate throughout the general police-district, however, this power may vary as per the limitation imposed by the state govt.
To become the IG, you have to start from IPS and to become an IPS officer you have to clear the UPSC exam first. Thereafter, based on your experience and performance in your job, you can be promoted as IG within 10-14 years. The IG is appointed for a single four-year term and cannot be appointed again.
Functions or duties of an IG: