400 DySPs await regularization despite HC’s directions, 3 committees’ recommendations

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 2/12/2019 12:46:21 PM Front Page

One DySP resigned, many other threaten to join him

JAMMU: The plight of over 400 Deputy Superintendents of Police of 1990-batch, placed in OPG since 2003, does not seem to end as State High Court’s directions and as many as three different reports by Additional Director Generals of Police to regularize them have not been implemented.

Frustrated over inaction from the Police Headquarters and State Home Department, one aggrieved DySP from Kashmir has tendered his resignation while many others have threatened to join him.

“Our promotion is due for the last fifteen years and we made representations to the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, DGP Dilbag Singh and other senior officers but have got disappointment only,” said aggrieved cops pleading anonymity, adding, under such circumstances “we have left with no other option but to go for en masse resignation.

One of their colleagues—DySP Abdul Hamid has already tendered resignation.

In a fresh representation to the Chief Secretary, copy of which is with The News Now, the aggrieved cops have said that they are in OPG for the last more than 15 years, adding, their miseries started in the year 2012, when their file for regularizing was submitted to the Public Service Commission by the Home Department.

“The PSC returned the same with minor observations. Shockingly, instead of sending the file back to PSC, the Home Department kept the file with it, followed by several litigations,” the cops claimed.

Meanwhile, official sources said that to make the regularizations of these DySPs in OPG, two ADGP-led committees were constituted in which then ADGP Dr S.P Vaid and then ADGP S.K Mishra gave recommendations in their favour.

The government again constituted a fresh committee which was led by then ADGP CID A.G Mir, now ADGP Headquarters.

This fresh committee was constituted after High Court issued contempt notices to then, Principal Secretary Home Department R.K Goyal and Dr Shesh Pal Vaid, then Director General of Police.

Vaid, now transport commissioner, when contacted, have also confirmed that the committee led by ADGP G.A. Mir was constituted for the purpose.

Official sources said that through the notices returnable within four weeks both the officers were asked to file their statement of facts in the contempt petition filed by Ashok Kumar Chib and Mohd Ibrahim, both DySPs highlighting the willful/intentional defiance of judgment dated October, 26, 2017 passed by the High Court in case titled Ashok Kumar Chib & Ors V/s State of J&K & Ors.

Through this judgment, the High Court had issued directions to Principal Secretary Home and DGP to complete the process of finalizing the seniority of DySPs as pointed out by the committee constituted for the purpose after providing opportunity to all the stakeholders to file objections, if any, within a period of three months.

The High Court had also directed that in case needful is not done within the period the Principal Secretary Home and DGP shall not make any promotion/Incharge arrangement/ placement to the higher posts—Selection Grade DySPs and SPs, if there is no legal impediment.

The court went tough after the counsel of the petitioners submitted that more than 400 DySPs are working on Incharge/ OPG basis in J&K Police and many of them have already retired without their cases being sent to DPC for regularization and conferment of other service benefits.

“All these DySPs are substantively Inspectors but are discharging their duties in most difficult situations as I/c (OPG) DySPs with no service benefits. Juniors to these DySPs have already scaled march but due to non-finalization of their seniority, they are stagnating on Incharge basis as DySPs”, the counsel had apprised the court.

“The ADGP G.A Mir led committee is expected to submit their report to the Home Department as hearing for the same is expected to be held on 16 February, this year”, said another aggrieved DySP in OPG.

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