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No training, no IPS for state police service officers, says MHA

Union home ministry will not formally induct state police officers (SPS) into Indian Police Service (IPS) if they do not complete their mandated training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA). 

india Updated: Mar 25, 2017 23:49 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
The ministry has told states to send all these officers for training if they are below the age of 56 years. 
The ministry has told states to send all these officers for training if they are below the age of 56 years. (HT File Photo)

Union home ministry will not formally induct state police officers (SPS) into Indian Police Service (IPS) if they do not complete their mandated training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA). 

“We were constrained to act against these officers as we found that many such officers were not undertaking training programme. But now we have written to all state governments to ensure training, otherwise ministry will not get decide on their seniority and thus they will not get batch. We may ask for sending back these officers to the respective state cadres as well,” said a senior home ministry official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. 

Earlier this month the ministry wrote to all state chief secretaries in this regard. 

There are two categories of IPS officers – direct recruits into the service though civil service exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and second category consists of those officer who are inducted into the IPS from the state police service through promotion quota. 

Like their direct recruit counterparts, the promotion quota officers are also appointed on probation which generally doesn’t go beyond two years. Only after satisfactory completion of probation period, the officers are confirmed in the service. 

But the ministry found that the SPS officers despite being inducted into the IPS, were not undertaking training. Completion of training is a necessary requirement for getting confirmed in the IPS. 

The ministry has told states to send all these officers for training if they are below the age of 56 years. 

“Immediately after completion of the training, proposal for confirmation and fixation of seniority must be send for such officers to this ministry,” states the home ministry communiqué to all state chief secretaries. 

The ministry said that all those officers who will not complete their probation period, will need to be sent back to the state police service. (ends)