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Top cops go without pay

india Updated: Jun 03, 2008 01:19 IST
Top cops go without pay

Eleven superintendents of police (SPs) in Jharkhand are working without salaries and allowances for the last 13 months. The reason: the Accountant General (AG), Jharkhand, Rakesh Kumar Verma has, for more than a year has been raising serious objections on the “unlawful” posting of non-IPS officers on the cadre posts of SPs.

Salary and allowances of altogether 12 non-IPS SPs were withheld from April 1, 2007, by the AG, after the State’s Home Department failed to regularise posting of police officers on the cadre posts of SPs. Later, the AG released the salary of one of the officers after the government regularised his posting.

Verma, in a recent letter to the state home secretary, has pointed out that salary authorisation slips of 11 SPs have been withheld because these non-IPS officers are posted on the cadre posts of IPS officers in “violation” of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954.

The AG is not ready to release their salary unless the state government regularises posting of officers as per the IPS Cadre Rules.