J&K seeks return of 3 senior IPS officers from MHA

More to be recalled soon as 20 still on deputation
Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Nov 18: The State Government has written to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs seeking return of three senior IPS officers, two of whom are posted in the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), citing acute deficiency of IPS officers at various levels.
Twenty more IPS officers of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, excepting the three whose return has been sought by the State Government, are presently on deputation with the Central Government.
“After return of three IPS officers from the Centre, the State Government was likely to seek return of some more officers, who have either completed their deputation or were nearing completion of the deputation term. Some of them were likely to be recalled in the midst of their deputation,” official sources told the Excelsior.
An official letter written by the Home Department to the Ministry of Home Affairs on behalf of the State Government has sought return of Deepak Kumar, who was presently posted in Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC), Ranchi, MK Sinha and Keshav Ram Chaurasia, both of whom were posted with the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), New Delhi.
Deepak Kumar, an IPS officer of 1993 batch is in the rank of Additional Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir while MK Sinha, who is 1996 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre is in the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Keshav Ram Chaurasia, who belongs to 2003 batch is presently posted as SP Economic Offence, CBI, New Delhi. However, he is in the rank of DIG in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kumar is on deputation with the Central Government since 16.5.2016 while Sinha is on the deputation since 3.10.2012. Chaurasia is with the Central Government since 7.6.2012.
“There is an acute deficiency of IPS officers at various levels in the State and therefore it has been decided by the competent authority (the State Government) to make a request to the Government of India for repatriation of some officers from the Central deputation,” the Home Department order said hoping that the IPS officers will be relieved from the Central deputation enabling the State Government to fulfill functional requirements of the Police Department.
Sources indicated that the Ministry of Home Affairs was likely to accept request of the State Government as at least 20 more IPS officers of Jammu and Kashmir cadre were on the Central deputation, totaling 23 unless three IPS officers are repatriated to the State Government.
“After the return of three, the State Government was likely to ask for repatriation of more IPS officers from the Central Government especially those who have completed their deputation term or their term was nearing completion to fill shortage of the IPS officers in the State,” sources said.
They added that the State Government has also mooted proposal to promote two IPS officers in the rank of SSPs as Incharge DIGs in view of shortage of officers in the rank of DIGs.
As per the proposal, SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta and SSP Vigilance Organization Suleman Choudhary, the IPS officers of 2007 batch of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, will be promoted as Incharge DIGs.
The post of DIG Udhampur-Reasi range is vacant for about a year. Presently, DIG Jammu-Samba-Kathua range, Bhim Sen Tooty is holding additional charge of the DIG Udhampur-Reasi range.
Twenty IPS officers of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, who will be still on deputation with the Central Government even after the return of three officers, included DR Doley, Navin Aggarwal and SM Sahai, all in the rank of Director Generals of Police, Lalat Indu Mohanti, Rashmi Ranjan Swain, Hemant Kumar Lohia and Pankaj Saxena, all in the rank of Additional Director Generals of Police, SS Khandare, T Namgyal, Mukesh Singh, Sunil Kumar, Viplav Choudhary, Gareeb Dass, Vijay Kumar and Nitish Kumar, all Inspector Generals of Police, Uttam Chand, Sunil Gupta, Sujit Kumar, Abdul Jabbar and Udhay Bhaskar Billa.