Tuesday, June 09, 2009

RANCHI: State cadre IPS officers' return sought

9 Jun 2009, 0458 hrs IST, Sanjay Ojha, TNN

RANCHI: Concerned over the growing Maoist menace and rising crime graph in, the state police chief is not in a mood to allow senior IPS officers of
the Jharkhand cadre to continue on Central deputation.

There are about a dozen officers in the rank of deputy inspector-general (DIG) and above, who are on Central deputation and have exceeded the stipulated period permissible according to service rules.

Taking the first step to ensure the return of senior IPS officers to the parent cadre, director-general of police (DGP) Vishnu Dayal Ram recently wrote a letter to the Union government.

Confirming the development, the DGP said considering the requirement of able officers in the state, he has written a letter to the Union government to release the officers on central deputation. "I have written to the Union government mentioning the details of the six IPS officers whose tenure on central deputation has expired," said the DGP.

However, he declined to give detail of the officers and number of years by which their tenure on central deputation has lapsed.

Sources in the state police said the DGP in his letter to the Union government has pointed out how the absence of senior IPS officers of the state cadre is posing a problem in maintaining law and order. Some of the officers on central deputation are A P Singh, K N Chaubey, Anil Palta, A G Mir and S A Latekar.

The DGP has also mentioned that against the cadre strength of 110 IPS officers in the state there are only 100 officers.

Of the 100 officers, over a dozen of them are on central deputation bringing down the effective strength to around 85. Considering the requirement of experienced officers in the state to tackle the Maoist menace, he has requested the Union government to return at least IPS officers, said the source.

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