Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today
turned down a bunch of writ petitions filed by dozens of
sub-inspectors of police in Uttar Pradesh, who had challenged
an amendment made in the service rules whereby changes were
introduced in promotion policy.
The petitions had challenged an amendment in the Civil
Police Service Rules which laid down that while sub-inspectors
shall become eligible for promotion to the posts of inspectors
after completion of seven years of service, their two-year
probation period shall not be taken into account.
Earlier, sub-inspectors used to be considered eligible
for promotion only after completing 10 years of service though
the probation period too used to be included.
The petitioners, Ashok Kumar Dubey and others, contended
that, being graduates they had the educational qualification
required for the post of an inspector and having been
recruited as sub-inspectors in 2001, they stood a chance of
laying claim to promotions awarded in the year 2009.
They had further submitted that the state government was
not accepting their claim, as although they had been in
service for more than eight years, their work experience was
being calculated without taking into account the probation
period, as laid down in the amendment in the service rules.
A Division Bench comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and
Justice Kashi Nath Pandey, however, turned down the petitions,
and pointed out that there was no anomaly in the new promotion
policy which had come into force much before the process
of inviting applications for promotions began on October 31,