MHA to allot years of induction to 12 IPS officers, 5 of them to be promoted

14 posts given to Retd officers declared vacant
*Process set into motion for induction of 32 officials

Sanjeev Pargal

JAMMU, May 26: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is likely to allot the years of induction into IPS to 12 officers shortly while it has also initiated fresh exercise for induction of 32 more Jammu and Kashmir Police Services (JKPS) officers into IPS after identification of vacancies.
Official sources told the Excelsior that an exercise has been initiated by the Union Home Ministry for allotment of years to newly inducted JKPS officers into IPS who have also completed their mandatory training at Hyderabad Police Academy.
Five officers figuring at top are likely to get the year 2008 as the year of allotment, they said, adding final orders in this regard are expected to be issued shortly.
All officers inducted into the IPS will get allotment years simultaneously beginning 2008.
“Five JKPS officers inducted into IPS who will get year 2008 as allotment are likely to be promoted as DIGs as IPS officers of 2008 batch have already been holding the same post,” sources said, adding rest will have to wait for promotion as they are likely to get 2009 and 2010 batches of IPS.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has declared as vacant 14 posts of IPS which were allotted to retired JKPS officers last year. As 18 vacancies already exist, a total of 32 JKPS officers will be inducted into the IPS as and when the Union Home Ministry finalizes the induction process along with Jammu and Kashmir Government.
“The Union Home Ministry has already sought comments from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which will be followed by inviting proposal from Home Department of Jammu and Kashmir Government and Police Headquarters for induction of 32 JKPS officers into IPS,” sources said, adding the process is time consuming but it is being expedited as JKPS officers have suffered a lot for induction into IPS.
1999 batch JKPS officers will be major beneficiaries of the induction, sources said.
Thirteen serving and 14 retired officers were inducted into IPS after long drawn exercise of several years on July 30, 2021. However, even after 10 months of induction of serving officers, they were yet to get year of allotment and promotion as DIG which will be due in case of those who get 2008 as year of allotment.
That was for the first time after 10 years that JKPS officers were inducted into the IPS.
Initially out of a total of 147 IPS posts in Jammu and Kashmir, 80 were reserved for Regular Recruits (direct IPS officers) and 67 for State Police Services (SPS), who are inducted into IPS from JKPS. This was part of UPA Government’s special formula for Jammu and Kashmir under which 50 percent posts each were reserved for Regular Recruits and SPS officers.
However, after Narendra Modi Government came to power in 2014, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Incharge Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Dr Jitendra Singh reversed the order of UPA Government and restored previous formula of 67:33 bringing Jammu and Kashmir at par with other States and Union Territories of the country which took number of direct IPS officers to 67 percent of the total strength and reduced quota of inductions of SPS officers into IPS to 33 percent. In present 50:50 quota, 104 posts of IPS have gone to Regular Recruits leaving 43 for promotion quota of JKPS officers into the IPS.
However, sources pointed out, the induction quota of JKPS officers into IPS till 2013 is being treated on the pattern of 50:50 as ratio of 67:33 was restored in 2014.
It may be mentioned here that 1999 batch JKPS officers were promoted as Superintendents of Police in the year 2005 by the then Mufti Sayeed Government and since then they continue to work as SPs and SSPs as they couldn’t be promoted to DIGs in the absence of their inductions into IPS.
“However, the JKPS officers who have been inducted into the IPS, will get AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territories) cadre as the Union Home Ministry has already merged erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir cadre into AGMUT as J&K was made a Union Territory on August 5, 2019,” sources said.
The Government now proposed to make induction of JKPS officers into IPS a regular feature every year so that the JKPS officers are timely inducted into the IPS like other States and Union Territories and not after 10 years as was the case till last year.
Besides benefiting the JKPS officers, their induction into IPS will also help the Jammu and Kashmir Government to overcome shortage of IPS officers in the Union Territory especially in the rank of DIGs.
“The shortage will definitely be overcome with induction of JKPS officers into IPS,” sources said.
Worthwhile to mention here that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had merged Jammu and Kashmir cadre of All India Services into AGMUT on January 8 last year.