Create separate cadre for JK Police officers: MLAs to Government

Create separate cadre for JK Police officers: MLAs to Government

“This issue needs to be adressed urgently,” Lone demanded. At the same time, he asked the Government to keep away police officers having bad track record from sensitive postings.

Cutting across party lines, MLAs on Tuesday targeted the J&K Government for failing to create separate cadre for JK Police officers on the lines of Kashmir Administrative Service.

From Nawang Rigzin Jora of Congress to Shah Muhammad Tantrey of PDP, all in unison demanded creation of Kashmir Police Service cadre for career progression of local police officers.

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly over Grants of General Administration Department and Home department, NC lawmaker Muhammad Akbar Lone asked the government to create the cadre to put an end to disparity with state police officers.

“This issue needs to be adressed urgently,” Lone demanded. At the same time, he asked the Government to keep away police officers having bad track record from sensitive postings. 

The PDP lawmaker from Poonch Shah Muhammad Tantrey said local police officers have been victimized by the successive regimes.

“They have laid down their lives for the nation, but we have failed to do justice with them,” he said. “I see a conspiracy against them.”

MLA Kargil Agar Kargil too spoke in favour of the demand,saying” absence of the cadre was affecting promotional prospects of our local police officers.”

Former Minister and Congress MLA from Inderwal GM Saroori said the State police officers don’t have promotional prospects due to absence of the cadre. “In Punjab and Himachal Pradesh local police officers can reach up to DIG level without their induction in IPS but our local officers would retire as SPs until they get inducted in IPS,” he said.

He also pointed out that local police officers were facing discrimination in salary. “They are facing gross discrimination in terms of promotions and salaries as compared to their KAS colleagues,” he said.