After the approval of the cabinet subcommittee recommendation on Kashmir Police Service (KPS) cadre review by the state cabinet, the Home Department has been asked to notify the seniority of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP).
This move was to clear decks for early inductions of the state police service officers.
All eyes are now focused on the follow up action to be taken by Home Department that looks after the affairs of the state police services. A top state police service officer said, “The seniority issue had got messed up due to subjective interpretation of rules by a former special secretary of the Home Department, who now holds a key position in the Chief Minister’s secretariat. The subjective interpretation of rules consequently gave a severe blow to the prospects of promotion of state police service officers to the IPS and as a result 50 slots are lying vacant for the last six years.”
The officer said, “Several litigations have been filed in the state High Court benches of both Jammu and Srinagar for all those police officers, both serving and retired, whose promotion prospects have been affected since 2010 onwards, due to finalization of seniority in the rank of DySPs.
“To carry out the long due induction of state police services into IPS it has become imperative for the principle secretary home and DGP to fast track the
process of litigations so that the Inductions are carried out. This process has to go through a number of stages both at state government and Central level.”