Taking cognizance of the promotion of Punjab Police Service (PPS) officers to the Indian Police Services (IPS) by the Punjab Government, without following the reservation policy, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has issued a notice to the Punjab Government on the orders of its Chairman Vijay Sampla and sought a response regarding the same.
It may be recalled that 24 officers of PPS were promoted to IPS on April 7 in which reservation policy was completely ignored because there was not even a single Dalit in it.
Thus, Sushil Kumar, PPS, Commandant 1 IRB has given a complaint to the Commission regarding the same.
National Commission for Scheduled Castes has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Punjab Police and the DGP of the Punjab Police.
The Commission has also directed all the concerned officers to investigate the allegations, cases, immediately and submit the Action Taken Report before the Commission within fifteen days.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sampla warned that it was a legal offense to ignore the legislations constituted under India’s constitutions for promotion in government jobs.
The officers who have ignored the promotion rules of the Central Government and the Punjab Government’s ‘Punjab Scheduled Caste and Backward Class (Reservation in Services) Amendment Act 2018 (Punjab Act No. 17 of 2018)’ shall be punished strictly as per the commission law, he said.
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