The country's external intelligence gathering agency RAW is in a churning as six of its senior officials have gone on leave after they were superseded by an IPS officer who came from the Intelligence Bureau.
The six Additional Secretaries continue to be on leave even after Cabinet Secretariat conducted a meeting of Departmental Promotional Committee (DPC) for the officials, who were ranked as Additional Secretaries in the external spy agency, to ascertain if they could be promoted further, sources in Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agency said today.
The trouble began when the government cleared A B Mathur, a 1975 batch IPS officer from Manipur cadre, for promotion as Special Director General and posted in RAW as Special Secretary.
Among those who had been superseded were Chakru Sinha, who was of 1973 batch and four officers of 1975 batch of RAW Allied Services (RAS) cadre.
RAS cadre officials traditionally have an upper hand over officials from IPS and IAS joining their service. Any official joining RAW is usually placed at the bottom of the service with no seniority benefit.