14 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Non-cadre cops for cadre posts

Young IPS officers in Tamil Nadu are not amused. With the state government filling nearly half the allotted cadre posts with non-cadre officers, the IPS officers feel that their turf is shrinking shrunk. Sources say that 36 of the 76 cadre posts in Tamil Nadu are occupied by non-cadre officers holding the rank of superintendent of police or deputy commissioner of police. Certainly, the IPS officers feel sufficiently aggrieved to complain about their situation. Sources say that S.R. Jangid, a DGP-rank chief vigilance officer of the state Metropolitan Transport Corporation has written to Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, pointing out that the prevalent transfer policy was in violation of IPS cadre rules, and posed a major disadvantage to young IPS officers. Further, such appointments were made despite an adequate number of cadre officers available in the state. While it is mandatory to fill a cadre post with a cadre officer, there is provision for an exception. A non-cadre officer may be posted if no suitable cadre officer is not available. Prior approval from the Union government must be sought if the state wishes to continue the arrangement for more than three months. So far, the plea has not elicited an encouraging response from the state government.

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