CAT directs UPSC, MHA to reconsider DCP`s promotion to IPS
New Delhi: The Union government has been asked by the Central Administrative Tribunal to consider promoting a deputy commissioner of Delhi Police, a DANIPS officer, to the IPS cadre.
The CAT has ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the UPSC to convene a review selection committee to consider the case of the 1988 batch Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS) officer Rajiv Ranjan after he got some of his below par annual confidential reports (ACRs) upgraded.
The tribunal also set aside the UPSC`s letter against convening a review selection committee on the ground that the selection of applicants for promotion to the IPS of the UT segment for the year 2010 has already been notified.
"The letter issued by UPSC on applicant`s representation and the request made by respondent 2 (MHA) is not sustainable in the eyes of law. The same needs to be quashed. We order accordingly.”
"The respondents (UPSC and MHA) are directed to convene a review selection committee for considering the applicant`s case for promotion to the Union Territory (UT) segment of the Joint AGMUT cadre of IPS for the year 2010 and while doing so the committee will also consider his upgraded ACRs along with other ACRs for proper assessment," the CAT bench presided by Syed Rafat Alam said. The tribunal`s order came on the plea of Rajiv Ranjan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Security, against the decision of the UPSC.
The senior police official had said he had not been considered for promotion to the IPS of the UT segment of the Joint Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre in the November 2011 meeting of the selection committee as his ACR grading did not meet the required standard.
Thereafter, he had got hold of his ACRs through an RTI application in December 2011 and then on his representations the below par ACRs were upgraded.
Subsequent to upgrading of his ACRs, Ranjan had written to the MHA which had proposed his case to the UPSC for setting up a review selection committee.
The UPSC, however, had rejected the MHA`s proposal, but the CAT has given him the requisite relief.
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