Thursday, November 14, 2013

17 more IPS officers get empanelled as joint secretaries. Who are they?

An IPS batch during training
AS MANY as 10 officers of 1987 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) and seven IPS officers of 1988 batch have become beneficiaries after the government had decided to enhance the ceiling of eligible officers of a batch for empanelment as joint secretaries under Central Staffing Scheme from 60 per cent to 75 per cent. Those IPS officers who are now empanelled as joint secretaries from 1987 batch are…
Sanjay Srivastava (Gujarat cadre), Virendra Kumar-ll (UP cadre), Pradeep V Philip (Tamil Nadu cadre), Mohan Lal Lather (Rajasthan cadre), Raghavendra Auradkar (Karnataka cadre), Vijay Kumar (Tamil Nadu cadre), S Srinivas Prasad (Manipur-Tripura cadre), CV Muniraju (Madhya Pradesh cadre), Rajendra Kumar Mishra (Madhya Pradesh cadre) and SS Barve (Maharashtra cadre). The names were released in a circular dated November 11, 2013. 
Meanwhile, the increase of quota to 75% from one particular batch also helped seven IPS officers of 1988 batch too. Those seven IPS officers of the batch, now empanelled as joint secretaries, are Manoj Kumar Lal (UT cadre), Ravi Sinha (Chandigarh cadre), Sanjay Arora (Tamil Nadu cadre), Kailash Chandra Meena (West Bengal cadre), Arvind Deep (UT cadre), SK Pandey (MP cadre) and Balaji Srivastav (UT cadre).
In another development, senior Tamil Nadu police officer K Thukkaiandi, who was suspended just two days ahead of his retirement last year, got a major reprieve when Central Administrative Tribunal on Monday quashed his suspension order. Those who know him well say he was framed by the J Jayalalithaa–led government as the IPS officer was pursuing cases against the chief minister and some bureaucrats. The officer and his family were charged with land grabbing cases before he was placed in suspension before retirement. 
Thukkaiandi said in his appeal to the CAT that his suspension was meant for harassing and humiliating him, as he was pursuing investigations against political executive and bureaucracy. Finally, the CAT’s verdict came in his favour.

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