Nearly 200 police inspectors, who have completed their tenure in the city, want to be posted in Thane rural area.
This is due to the new rotation policy. The director general of police’s (DGP) office has decided that all inspectors would have to do at least one stint in other parts of the state, which could be in the naxal region or Vidharba or Marathwada.
A senior official said on condition of anonymity that transfers of police inspectors were expected soon and the list prepared by the DGP’s office was approved by the home ministry. Hence, most inspectors are now eying Thane rural as it is closer to Mumbai.
“As a matter of policy we have decided not to place any of these inspectors in Thane rural,” the official said, adding there were several inspectors who had completed their term of 3 years in Mumbai but had managed to stay on in the city.
Most of the inspectors have stated in their applications that they want to remain close to the city as their families are settled in the city and their kids are either in school or colleges, which cannot be discontinued. “Some have given medical reasons — either their own or of their family — for staying in the city or close to it,” the official said.