PUDUCHERRY: President Pranab Mukherjee has directed the UT government to take action on the grievance petition from Pudhuvai Kavalar Podhunala Iyakka (Police Welfare Movement).
The response came from the President after V Ganeshan, general secretary of the Police Welfare Movement alleged malpractices and corruption in promotion and recruitment of police personnel and urged the President to take action.
Ganeshan alleged that the recruitment and promotion tests are not conducted on the basis of merit and the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission are not adhered to. He alleged that in order to favour some persons, genuine candidates are excluded from the panel of promotion by opening a ‘concocted’ inquiry. Departmental inquiry was ordered against candidates without prima facie evidence to allow favouritism, he said.
“Even the inquiries are pending beyond the time limit set by the government regulations,” he said.
In the past, promotions were based on seniority, but now he alleged that tests have been introduced to mint money as bribe, he charged. He alleged that Central government orders on promotion is bypassed and standing order recruitment rules have been made. Such malpractices are leading to depression among genuine policemen, he said.
Responding to this, the Administrative Reforms Wing of the government had sent a note to the Inspector General of Police on June 20 to take action and communicate directly to the petitioner as well as to the wing to upload in the website of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public, Grievance and pensions of government of India.