Direct recruitment for DANIPS officers takes place through the demanding Civil Services Examination, which is administered annually by the Union Public Service Commission. It is a Group-B service of the Government of India. DANIPS is a federal police service that administers the Delhi and the Union Territories of India. The Delhi Police, India’s largest metropolitan police force, is built on the strength of DANIPS personnel.
The cadre controlling authority for DANIPS is Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. DANIPS officers get postings Government of NCT Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.