Wednesday, December 13, 2017

IPS Association refutes media report; says “IPS officers welcome challenges”

THE association of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers on Tuesday said that its members, all IPS officers, “welcome challenge” while refuting a media report saying that the IPS officers avoid joining the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as DIGs because “there is little scope for cushy postings at its Delhi headquarters, challenging field positions and rigours of daily operations.” Calling the analysis…
incorrect, the IPS Association tweeted: “Due to small size of #IPS batches inducted bn 99-03, shortage of DIG level officers. Most states unable to spare DIGs for deputation to CRPF. IPS officers welcome challenges…”.
The report published in India Today mentioned how only three IPS officers are currently posted as deputy Inspector General (DIG) in CRPF out of the sanctioned strength of 36, leading to the paramilitary force's own officers taking charge in most fronts. The CRPF has a workforce of 3.2 lakh force, and it combats militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Northeastern region and in Bastar area (Naxal-hit region of south Chhattisgarh). Another paramilitary force — Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) —  has only one IPS officer against the sanctioned strength of 23.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, there have been a series of new appointments in the past two days. Here below are some of the orders:
a) Kedar Prasad Burande, 2004 batch Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES) officer, has been appointed as deputy secretary in the ministry of defence for a period of four years.
b) Tripuresh Dhar Diwivedi, 2001 batch Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) officer, has been appointed as director in the department of defence for a period of five years.
c) UP Singh, a 1985 batch Odisha cadre IAS and secretary in the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, has been assigned additional charge of the post of secretary, ministry of labour and employment,  from December 13, 2017 to December 17, 2017 secretary M Sathiyavathy will be on leave.
d) The government has prematurely repatriated Venkata Sastry Yedla, 1990 batch Indian Telecom Service officer, and director in the department of higher education, to avail the benefit of promotion.
Also, the government has approved the voluntary retirement of IRS-IT officer Prakash Kumar Rajnarayan Mohanty.

1 comment:

  1. The IPS officers are trained to look after civil policing which is their primary interest. If they are performing duties in CRPF it is to their credit and to be appreciated.