The Gujarat government verbally assured the Gujarat High Court on October 10 that it is considering appointing a full-time police chief – that is DGP. The high court has directed the state to file an affidavit by November 01.
The state is reportedly without a regular DGP since April 15, 2016, after P C Thakur was transferred. He was replaced by P P Pandey as in-charge DGP. After Pandey resigned in April 2017 following a petition in the Supreme Court, the state government appointed Geetha Johri as in-charge DGP. Johri is scheduled to retire in November.