Foreign trips: IPS officers get cranky, to run to CM
RESENTMENT IS brewing among IPS officers denied an opportunity to go on foreign tours for training purposes as compared to IAS officers in the State. The IPS Officers? Association has decided to strongly take up the issue with the government. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was to attend the association meeting but he did not come.Updated: Feb 04, 2006 01:46 IST
RESENTMENT IS brewing among IPS officers denied an opportunity to go on foreign tours for training purposes as compared to IAS officers in the State. The IPS Officers’ Association has decided to strongly take up the issue with the government. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was to attend the association meeting but he did not come.
However, during discussion on the issue at the annual meeting of the association here on Friday, there were differing perceptions. While some officers said it was largely because of apathy of IAS officers towards IPS cadre, others were of the view that rush for nomination and late submission of papers had often led to rejection of their names.
Approving the proposal, the association has thus planned to send memorandum to the government with hard evidences. One ADG level officer even pointed out that despite the DGP office sending the names in time hindrances had been created at the government level on one or other pretext. He said on the other IAS officers had been going in large number to foreign countries on study and training tours.
Association members pointed out that even in foreign delegation the IPS officers were not being included. The members said even those departments like Urban Development, which frequently sought police support, never included police officers in the team.
Varanasi SSP Navniet Sikera was even more vocal in taking up the matter as he pointed out that in all planning matters the police role was vital but officers were never consulted at the time of project preparation. He said while the police had been sidetracked in developmental issues, its help was sought as soon as law and order problem was created because of the projects. Sikera said two huge multiplexes were coming up in Varanasi and when he drew the attention of the Varanasi Development Authority about the traffic congestion after the completion of the complex, the VDA replied that it was being
constructed within the norms.
The association also expressed concern over long waiting period of senior officers for their posting. The association said during waiting period the officers should be attached to the DGP office on the pattern of IAS officers who are attached to the chief secretary office.
It was also of the view that suspension cases should also be reviewed on case by case basis. There was also demand for making the DGP the final authority in annual confidential report (ACR) of IPS officers.