Saturday, August 08, 2009

Orissa IPS officer booked for torturing wife; faces serious allegations of accepting Rs 40 lakh in cash as dowry

IN YET another case of an Orissa cadre bureaucrat turning a newsmaker for wrong reasons, a criminal case was registered against Nayagarh district’s Superintendent of Police Jaynarayan Pankaj after his wife Mrinal Agarwal had alleged that she was physically and mentally tortured by her husband, according to media reports quoting sub-divisional police officer G C Mallick. In fact, Mr Pankaj, a 2005 batch IPS officer and the current SP of Nayagarh, has faced another serious allegation as his wife alleged that her parents gave Rs 40 lakh cash as dowry during their marriage about two years ago. The investigation has begun after the case was registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code, including under dowry prevention act. The case involving an Orissa civil servant has surfaced barely a week after Jagada Nanda Panda, a 1983 batch IAS of Orissa cadre, allegedly killed his family members and himself in Bargarh district of Orissa after a CBI team had raided in his house. Read, “Who is IAS Jagada Nanda Panda?” posted on August 1, 2009. Orissa media has published the names of a number of bureaucrats from the state who have become newsmakers, all for wrong reasons. A very senior IPS officer came into news recently after he was allegedly spotted with a Bengali speaking lady at a government-run guest house in Cuttack. The names of two other very senior IPS officers were also dragged by local media reports for wrong reasons.

Know Your IPS

Name: Jai Narayan Pankaj Batch: 2005 IPS Cadre: Orissa Place of domicile: Bihar Date of Birth: March 5, 1976 Current Posting: SP, Nayagarh Pay Scale: Rs 15600-39100, with a grade pay of Rs 7600

Action & Appointments a) The proposal for the grant of pay scale of Rs 80,000 (fixed) to R R P N Sahi, a 1973 batch IPS, presently serving as Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security under the ministry of civil aviation, has been approved with effect from November 25, 2008. b) Amrit Lal Meena, a 1989 batch IAS of Bihar cadre has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of food processing industries, in the pay band of Rs 37400-67000 (PB-4) with a grade pay of Rs 10000, for a period upto July 27, 2011 or until further orders. c) Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, a 1981 batch IAS of UP cadre, has been as director, Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) at the level of joint secretary under the ministry of corporate affairs for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders. d) Subhash Chandra Garg, a 1983 batch IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of agriculture and cooperation in the Pay Band of Rs 37400-67000 (PB-4) plus grade pay of Rs 10000, for a period of five years.


  1. Sir,
    I want IPS but i don't know it's qualification
    and percentage ..
    plz. sir help me...