Rank discrepancies in Police dept
Kohima, September 1
Nagaland Police personnel serving in the unarmed branch want promotion some of which have been pending for over 10-15 years.
Highly placed sources serving as UBSI since 1997 revealed that despite submitting several representations to Police Headquarters (PHQ) Nagaland to look into the discrepancies between the armed branch and unarmed branch sub-inspectors of Nagaland Police the matter still remains the same. Sources pointed that in 1997 the police department recruited both UBSI and ABSI in a combined examination. Candidates who scored better were offered the post of UBSI and the others were appointed as ABSI.
Now over the years, sources said, those ABSIs who were jointly recruited along with the UBSIs have already been promoted to armed branch Inspectors (ABIs) much earlier than the UBSI counterparts while some of such ABIs are now due for promotion to the rank of Deputy Superintendent.
The aggrieved UBSIs cited that the 2005 batch of directly recruited ABSIs have already been promoted to ABIs whereas in case of directly recruited UBSIs of 1999 batch onwards are yet to be promoted to UBI.
It is learnt that as per the department policy, the vacancies in the rank of UBSI are to be filled up on 50:50 basis between the direct recruits and promotion from the lower ranks.
However, from 1992 to 2012, PHQ had recruited 166 UBSI both with and without interview, and promoted only 125 in the corresponding period which has reportedly resulted in denial of due share for promotion of Assistant Sub-Inspector to next higher rank though they are supposed to be called for Central Promotional Test (CPT) after completion of 3 years in active service as per the manual. However, some ASI’s who have already completed 18 years in service are still awaiting the call for CPT, sources said.
On the other hand, under the current trend and circumstances, Senior Sub Inspectors who are yet to be promoted feels that it as an insult to Police hierarchy to take orders from the Junior Sub-Inspectors and Havildars (now ABI) and also awkward to salute those juniors. This will ultimately have an adverse effect on the efficiency in executing bona-fide duty in line of the uniformed hierarchy.
The UBSIs, feel that more posts of UBIs be upgraded in all the 44 Police Stations.