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Updated: September 30, 2013 00:59 IST

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Even 24 hours prior to his retirement, DGP tries the legal route to stay on in his post

Outgoing Director General of Police (DGP) V. Dinesh Reddy will go down in the history of State police as the only IPS officer who tried in vain to secure extension of service even 24 hours before his superannuation.

He will also be the only DGP in AP who faced an inquiry by the CBI into allegations of having assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

The CBI inquiry ordered by the Supreme Court three weeks ago would continue even as he retires on Monday. He has already been examined by the CBI officials in Delhi and is to face the probe as a retired DGP.

Mr. Reddy’s pleas for extension of service, citing the Supreme Court ruling in the Prakash Singh case, is that his first appointment as DGP was set aside by the Central Administrative Tribunal’s Hyderabad bench. The petitioner in this case was the then Home Secretary Gautam Kumar, who sought to quash Mr. Reddy’s appointment citing the same reference of the apex court.

Mr. Kumar, an IPS officer of the 1975 batch, moved the CAT challenging the Government order dated June 30, 2011, appointing a junior Mr. Reddy as the DGP. He contended that the government had violated the apex court order by not sending a list of the three senior-most IPS officers to the UPSC for selection of the DGP.

After hearing the arguments, the CAT had set aside Mr. Reddy’s appointment, following which the Government re-appointed him as the DGP on September 29, 2012 following the due procedure laid down by the Supreme Court.

He quoted the apex court’s ruling which said the DGP of a State should be given a minimum tenure of two years irrespective of his or her superannuation. He maintained that he had completed only one year as head of the police force as per his appointment order of September 29, 2012.

The CAT and the High Court which he moved one after the other, however, ruled that he cannot be given extension.

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Mr.Dinesh Reddy's stance goes with any other public servant's thinking
holding a similar 'powerful' position. I too find myself no exception
to this syndrome when I quit CES in 2009. But my real conscience woke
up and I feel ashamed when I set my foot on the great American soil in
2010. Where is US and where are we, like a frog in a well ? I held my
head in dignity for having served in glorious CES instead of working
in an ignominious municipal undertaking even as Engineer-in-Chief.
Individual's committed performance is only the index wherever he goes,
gives dignity, guts, confidence and peace of mind!

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Oct 1, 2013 at 17:15 IST

Barring eligibility & availability criteria, selection/extension can be
given as like in many other cases; But why "The Hindu" publishes this
article, as it more sounds like personal rivalry between 'The Hindu' &
Retiring DGP; This news article can be written little differently.

from:  Srinivas
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 22:50 IST

This is a cultural issue in our country. "Younger generation doesn't
know anything. The older generation always knows what is best" seems to
be the governing/driving principle in everything: family, politics,
companies etc. The older generation will always be richer in experience
but the younger generation should be seen as bringing in new ideas and
ways to be coupled with the older generation's experience. Anything
short of this view, the country will always be operating on 2 separate

from:  Palaniappan Rajaram
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 22:22 IST

As per service rules the date of retirement is known to employee when he
joins in the service.One has to retire as per the statuary rules.How on
earth this Policeman wants hang on to post.Hon'ble Supreme court
judgement is to ensure that the incumbent has at least 2 years service.
According to him he has less than 2 years service. He is not eligible
for promotion in the first place.

from:  keesarasathareddy
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 13:52 IST

Clinging to the power even after their regular tenure has become trend of the day.If at all they intend to serve the society there are many ways of doing with karmic attitude.Now the so called high profile officer has got all the time in the world to pay the visits to baba's for betterment.

from:  Rao
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 13:39 IST

As an humble citizen, he must to retire and serve the public at his
best possible way

from:  shankar Rao
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 13:08 IST

It is sad commentary in the society we live in where the elders want to hang on desperately to their post . Glorious and grace has never been attached with retirement , where they fight tooth and nail to deny youngsters and their deputies a chance to the top . It is a painful sight to see many in their 59s and 60s denying mentoring to the GenX .The Government and organisations must sensitise people due for retirement and pave the way for a glorious exit as we the country have a large pool of demographic dividend .

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013 at 08:27 IST
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