Dozen Police officers left out of NFS

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Jan 10: Contrary to the claims of the welfare of the ‘Police Parivar’, the Police Department has left over a dozen retired police officers high and dry as they have been left out from the list issued by the Home Department for the officers entitled to the Non-Functional (Monetary) Scheme (NFS).
A delegation of these officers told Excelsior that those who have been included in the list are junior to them.
These retired police officers said that they have written several representations to the higher-ups but the department has not bothered to carry out the necessary changes in the list.
These officers said that they superannuated from services and after following the due procedure, availed the due pensionary benefits.
The Home Department in September 2021 accorded sanction for NFS as per given SRO’s in favour of various officers out of which most of them are junior to these officers but their names have been excluded from the NFS Benefitted Officers list.
As the error has been committed, the retired officer has now been compelled to take a different route and has sent legal notices to several higher officers in the police as well as the Home Department.
Pertinent to mention here, that Government, to address the stagnation in different ranks of the department adopted a Non-functional Monetary Scheme and was adopted for the benefit of all those officers who have suffered stagnation on the same post for more than ten years of service in the first instance.
They stated that in terms of the scheme notified under SRO 215, they were entitled for the NFS but they were left out while their juniors were included.
They said that Police Headquarters and Home Department are blaming each other for the error. They demanded that the concerned officials to redress the genuine grievance and release the benefit of NFS and Selection Grade in favour of the retired officers on the analogy of similarly circumstanced persons.