The Haryana Police have proposed to promote two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers from the rank of deputy inspector general (DIG) DIG to inspector general (IGP).
The 2005 batch officers Maneesh Chaudhary and Kulvinder Singh are toured to be the new promotees to the rank of IGP.
The Haryana Police has an authorised strength of 144 IPS officers, including 79 senior duty posts (cadre posts). There are 16 cadre posts in the rank of IGP, apart from 14 ex-cadre posts. According to official sources, 12 IPS officers are currently posted in the position of IGP against 16 cadre posts.
Three cadre posts of IGP rank have been occupied by those IGP rank officers who have been promoted to the rank of ADGP against posts of IGP rank. It means these IPS officers have been promoted to the rank of ADGP but are still getting the salary of IGP. Kulvinder Singh’s promotion has been proposed against the remaining one cadre post of IGP rank.
On the other hand, Maneesh Chaudhary’s name has been proposed for promotion against one vacancy under a category known as ‘leave reserve and junior posts reserve’.
Under this category, there are 13 posts for IPS officers in the state. Maneesh Chaudhary is already on study leave, and under rule 11 (1) of the All-India Services (study leave) Regulations, 1960, study leave shall count as service for promotion. Sources said Chaudhary is on leave till November this year, and it will be seen whether his promotion orders are issued during his leave period.
The Haryana government recommended a central deputation of seven IPS officers after obtaining vigilance clearance from the director general of the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB).
The Centre has appointed the 1995 batch IPS officer Sandeep Khirwar as Inspector General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on deputation for five years. In a communication to the state chief secretary, the MHA urged the state government to relieve Khirwar immediately to enable him to take up his new assignment at the Centre. Recently, a 2006 batch IPS officer and DIG of Haryana CID Shashank Anand was appointed to the BSF in the same rank.