Allahabad HC upholds transfer of nearly 50,000 UP policemen

The Uttar Pradesh government had last year shifted nearly 50,000 police personnel across the state.

Allahabad: The Uttar Pradesh government,
which had last year shifted nearly 50,000 police personnel
across the state, Friday got a shot in its arm with the
Allahabad High Court upholding the constitution of regional
level boards for such transfers and postings.
A division bench comprising justices Amitav Lala and
Ashok Srivastava passed the order while allowing a special
appeal filed by the state government which had challenged a
single judge order of October 11, 2010.

The single judge order had quashed the transfers of
all the police personnel, holding that the regional level
boards, constituted by the state government on April 8, 2010
and headed by the IG/DIG concerned, were not in line with the
guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in the case of Prakash
Singh and others.
Besides, the state government had been directed to
"take fresh decision" on postings of the police personnel in
accordance with the Supreme Court directives which had laid
down that transfers of police personnel in all states be
effected by Establishment Boards headed by respective DGPs.

However, the bench set aside the single judge order
with the remark "we do not find any reason to interfere with
the orders of transfer of constables, head constables and
sub-inspectors made by the regional level boards".


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