Srinagar: A high-level panel headed by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member T.C.A Anant on Thursday selected 12 officers of 1999-batch of Jammu & Kashmir Police Service (JKPS) for their induction in the prestigious Indian Police Service (IPS).
Sources said that the panel which met here today gave its go-ahead for induction of 12 serving officers of JKPS in IPS.
The selection committee meeting (SCM) was attended by representatives of Union Home Ministry, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh and Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra.
The SCM was convened by the Commission to fill 28 vacancies of promotion quota of IPS in J&K.
According to sources, the panel selected Shakti Kumar Pathak, Dr. Muhammad Haseeb Mughal, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Shahid Mehraj Rather, Dr. Ajeet Singh , Altaf Ahmed Khan, Haseeb-Ur-Rehman, Vikas Gupta , Abdul Qayoom,Nisha Nathyal , Maqsood-ul-Zaman and Javid Iqbal Matoo for their induction in IPS.
Among them, Dr. Haseeb Mughal, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Altaf Ahmad Khan, Abdul Qayoom and Maqsood-ul-Zaman have held challenging assignments during their service career.
The others selected for induction have already retired from service, sources disclosed.
They also disclosed that one of the officers of 1999-batch had voluntarily opted out from being considered for the induction while another was not considered due to certain issues.
According to IPS promotion rules, the committee records its recommendations in the shape of ‘Minutes’ which are signed by each member and the chairperson.
These minutes are first sent to the State government concerned which in turn forward these to the central Government after its concurrence. The central Government also examines the minutes and conveys its concurrence to the UPSC. Finally, these are placed before the Commission. The Commission conveys its approval to the Central Government which is the cadre controlling authority for the Indian Police Service. Subsequently, the MHA issues notification for induction of officers in IPS.
The proposal for induction of local officers in IPS was submitted by the J & K government to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in May last year after MHA determined 28 vacancies.
The MHA had determined eight vacancies for 2010, three for 2011, eight for 2012 and nine for 2013. Later, the MHA had determined 13 more vacancies for the period between 2014 to 2019.
It is pertinent to mention the induction of local police officers in IPS had remained suspended from 2010 onwards due to apathetic attitude of successive regimes of J&K coupled with litigation between direct recruit deputy superintendents of police (DySPs) and promoted DySPs.