Govt delays IPS induction, contenders upset
Legal Issues Involved: CS
Srinagar, June 4: Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to conduct meeting of IPS induction committee for the past four years, drawing flak from contenders in the higher echelons of the police department.
Sources said the last meeting of the committee for induction to the Indian Police Services was held on May 26, 2006.
The meeting, held either in New Delhi or Srinagar, had to be conducted jointly by the state Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioner Home, Director General of Police, Union Public Service Commission and Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
They said the UPSC, MHA have to send their members to attend the meet with the representatives of the state.
Sources said four posts for induction to IPS became available in 2007, three in 2008, four in 2009 and five in 2010. “Even as 16 IPS posts are lying vacant for the past four years, these are not being filled up for unknown reasons,” they said.
They said at least 45 police officers were eligible for the vacant posts. “These officers have served the department for many decades and are being denied their legitimate right,” the sources said.
When contacted, Chief Secretary SS Kapur said some officers had approached the court and legal issues were involved in their induction. “For other services no such issues were involved,” he told Greater Kashmir.
He said four officers were inducted into Indian Administrative Service past week. “Also eligible officers have been inducted in the Indian Forest Service and the notification in this regard would be issued soon,” Kapur said.
He said the Financial Commissioner, Home, Samuel Verghese was dealing with the issue of IPS induction and had all the details. When contacted, Verghese said, “I don’t talk to the people whom I don’t know,” and dropped the phone.
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