FOR Trinamool Congress which could end the decades long Left rule in Wes Bengal in 2011 assembly polls, the main challenge lies in a possible connivance of bureaucrats and police officers with the CPI(M) cadres. A few days ago, opposition Trinamool Congress appealed to all the bureaucrats and the police personnel to maintain a safe distance from the CPI(M) till the assembly elections are over. The Trinamool Congress, headed by Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee, has found instances in which the ruling Left is deliberately using bureaucracy for political gains.
Recently, in a place called Khejuri, a CPM leader allegedly asked the Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore district to allow a safe passage for the armed cadres hired from outside to recapture the area. But the police officer refused to obey the command and instead preferred to go for indefinite leave, according to local media report.
After the incident, a few police officers have called on Mamata Banerjee to express their frustration over such developments. The Election Commission of India will monitor the developments of the state in a fortnight’s time.
Nehchal Sandhu, a 1973 batch
Bihar cadre IPS, currently Special Director, Intelligence Bureau has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau with effect from December 1, 2010. He will take over as Director, Intelligence Bureau for a period of two years with effect from January 1, 2011. He will succeed Rajiv Mathur, a 1972 batch UP cadre IPS. He is a recipient of Indian Police Medal in 1988 and President’s Police Medal in 1998.
No shortage of Personnel in Air Force
The available strength of pilots and personnel below officer’s rank in Air Force is sufficient to meet the current operational requirements of the Indian Air Force. There is no significant shortage of personnel below officer rank. However, vacancies including newly created posts are filled up in a phased manner. This information was given by defence minister AK Antony in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Monday.