Home minister asks top cops to speak up against arbitrary transfers The Union home minister P Chidambaram asked the country’s top cops to speak up against random transfer. While inaugurating a conference of DGPs/IGPs in New Delhi on Monday, he said that it was a matter of deep regret that many police officers were reduced to “a football, to be kicked here and there, from one post to another, without regard to the damage done to the job as well as the officer”. He further asked senior police officers to speak up against arbitrary postings. “Why do you remain silent when arbitrary postings and transfers are made by the state government? Is it not your duty, as the head of the state police, to raise your voice not only on behalf of your officers but also on behalf of the people that you are duty bound to protect? As one famous Judge said, ‘When there is a duty to speak, silence is culpable’.” he said. Read, "MHA officials in jitters as P Chidambaram writes long comments on performance appraisal reports" posted on June 1, 2009. Also read, "MHA directive! Don’t be late in office or go early; your entry and exit are registered biometrically" posted on September 2, 2009
Action & Appointments a) Tenure of Ashok Kumar, a 1982 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IPS as Joint Director in the CBI has been extended for a period of two years. b) Ranjan Chatterjee, a 1976 batch Assam cadre IAS has been appointed as a consultant in the Planning Commission in the pay of additional secretary for a period of three years. c) Ms Rajwant Sandhu, a 1975 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS, presently special secretary in the ministry of Panchayati Raj has been appointed as secretary, department of drinking water supply in the ministry of rural development in the vacancy of Shantanu Consul, who has become DoPT secretary.