According to official orders, the appointments committee of the Union cabinet has approved the Home Ministry's proposal to extend Arora's service for of three months beyond the date of his superannuation on September 30, in public interest.
Earlier, the Amarinder Singh government had approached the Centre, seeking extension of Arora's tenure as the DGP.
Notably, the state government had earlier announced that it would approach the Supreme Court to review its July 3, 2018 order, directing states to choose and appoint their DGP from a panel to be constituted by the UPSC based on the proposals of the state government concerned.
The state government had decided to amend the Punjab Police Act, 2007, to enable constitution of a state police panel for appointment of DGP after seeking Advocate General Atul Nanda's opinion on this issue.
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