With the chances of the son of slain Chandigarh police inspector Sucha Singh getting a job from the UT on compassionate grounds appearing bleak, the police here have shot off a communiqué to the administration asking it to write to the Punjab Police.
As Sucha Singh hails from Punjab, the UT police are working out modalities if his son can be appointed as an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Punjab Police. The case of providing a job to Sucha Singh's son in the Chandigarh Police is hanging fire for the past 10 months. In November, the UT administration had sent a recommendation to the ministry of home affairs (MHA), asking them to create an ASI post for Parminder Singh, son of Sucha Singh.
Sources in the police claim that the UT administration will write to the Punjab Police asking them if they can appoint Parminder Singh as an ASI. The sources add the Punjab government can get the appointment cleared from its cabinet and can relax the rules for providing job on compassionate grounds. In lieu, the Chandigarh Police can provide a job to a Punjab cop on similar grounds.
As per the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, Parminder Singh (30) - whose father was stabbed to death by dismissed UT constable Basant on the night of June 7-8 - is eligible for a job, on compassionate grounds, under the 'C' category.
As such, he could get the job of a constable, but the top brass of the Chandigarh Police wanted to ensure that the slain inspector's son is appointed as an ASI. For constable, in the general category, the age limit is 18 to 23, while it is up to 25 for the ASI's post.
About a fortnight after the death of his father, Parminder had moved an application seeking a job with the Chandigarh police as an ASI. Working in Canada for the past over four years, Parminder - who has permanent residency status there - has decided to settle down in India after the death of his father so that he can be with his mother.
Another case under review
The Chandigarh Police have got another application seeking job on compassionate grounds. The son of UT DSP Vijay Kumar, who died of sudden cardiac arrest on January 22, has forwarded a proposal to the IGP RP Upadhyaya seeking appointment as an ASI with the Chandigarh Police. Sources, however, claim that the DSP's son is eligible for the post of constable. His application is being reviewed.