Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015

Pay, promotion parity for promotee IPS officers sought

New Delhi: State police services officers being inducted into Indian Police Service (IPS) should get their rightful due for pay and promotions, a delegation has demanded.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh

A delegation of IPS officers today held a meeting with Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh, and discussed some of their long pending grievances, particularly relating to seniority issues.

“One of the grievances put forward by the deputation was that even though the Department of Personnel and Training had recently cleared empanelments and promotions of direct recruit IPS officers of different states, the officers, who had been inducted into IPS from state police cadres from time to time, were still not getting a fair deal,” an official release said.

Through a representation to the minister, they sought to draw the attention of the Minister to the IPS (Regulation of Seniority) Rules wherein, for an inducted officer, one year was given for every three years of service.

“However, according to them, from April 2012, the rule was changed and this period of three years was changed to four years and made applicable retrospectively, as a result of which even though approximately 200 police officers across the country had been inducted into IPS before the rule was passed, yet they were to lose the period of seniority compared to their counterparts which adversely affects their promotional prospects,” it said.

The officers also discussed some of their other grievances pertaining to promotion and pay emoluments, the release said.

PTI

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