Police association objects to promotion proposal of DIG
Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): The Nagaland Police Service Association (NPSA) has expressed displeasure at what it alleged was the state government’s plan to promote the DIG for Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), to Inspector General (F&ES). The organization stated that the proposal to promote the officer was listed among agenda during the Nagaland Cabinet’s meeting that was held on September 19 2018.
The association said in a statement that it vehemently objects to the move of the government to promote the DIG and demands rejection of it due to several reasons.
The organization stated that the ex-cadre post of IGP (Fire Services) was created and sanctioned by the government of Nagaland for the Nagaland Police Service (NPS) Cadre through a notification from Home ministry in 2011 after the Cabinet’s approval in 2010 and subsequent clearance from the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department. It claimed that “several representations and memoranda for encadrement of the said ex-cadre post into the regular Nagaland Police Service Cadre and posting of NPS officers has been submitted by the association to the government over the years.” The association requested the government to act on the order instead of “creating more hurdles.”
The association has claimed that it had been demanding posting senior most NPS officers to hold the charge of IGP (Fire Services), stated to be vacant currently. It is justified considering the lack of officers of appropriate seniority in the state, the group stated, which has ‘created a situation where all senior duty posts from DIGP and above is made to hold current charge of the post.’
The NPSA stated: “There cannot be two different yardsticks for the NPS officers who are equally qualified and experienced to hold the post.”
The association said that it has no malaise to sabotage the career growth of any deserving state officer. It is displeased with the proposal to promote the officer, stated to have been promoted to DIG (F&ES) in 2010 in only his 15 years of service, to IG (F&ES), which is a sanctioned post of the NPS Cadre. That too “within 20 years of service will be unprecedented for a state officer and comparable to the time-bound career progression of an IPS Cadre officer.”
“If any decision is taken on the purposed promotion contrary to the rightful demand of the association as stated above, the NPSA shall be compelled to take recourse to legal or constitutional remedies to redress their genuine demand,” the statement from the NPSA read as it requested the government to abort the proposal.