The Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, has directed the official authorities to include the names of two police officers in the select list of 2001 for appointment to the IPS and accord all consequential benefits to them.

Allowing a petition by the officers, the Bench comprising K. Elango, Judicial Member, and R. Satapathy, Administrative Member, set aside an order of the Director-General of Police dated August 6 last year.

In their application, M.T. Ganesamoorthy and C. Chandrasekar submitted that they were directly appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1991. They were qualified to be appointed to the IPS in terms of the Indian Police Service (Appointment by promotion) Regulations. Their names were considered by the selection committee in December 2002 for inclusion to IPS in the select lists of 2001 and 2002.

The committee prepared year-wise select list for 2001 and 2002 to fill up the substantive vacancies. Its recommendation was approved by the UPSC in April 2003. While preparing the select list, the names of two other officers, V.H. Md. Haneefa and G. Sampathkumar, against whom disciplinary proceedings were pending, were given in the list of 2001. In the 2002 list also, their names were considered but they were not appointed.

The applicants submitted that their names were included in the 2002 select list and the Union government in May 2003 notified their names for appointment to IPS. If the names of the other two officers were not included in the 2001 list, the applicants' names ought to have been included in that list, instead of 2002. Aggrieved, the applicants submitted representations.

They were rejected by the DGP. Hence, the present application.

Keywords: CATIPS