Other States

IPS officer asked to take compulsory retirement

NAGPUR: An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, currently posted in Chhattisgarh, was asked to take compulsory retirement “immediately in public interest” by the Central government on Wednesday.

“In exercise of the power conferred in sub-rule 3 of Rule 16 of the All-India Services rules 1958, the president, in consultation with the State government of Chhattisgarh, requires Mr. Raj Kumar Dewangan, IPS 1992 batch, to retire from service in public interest with immediate effect by giving three months matters pay and allowances in lieu of notice,” an order issued by Mukund Sawney, an Under Secretary to the government of India, in the name of the President of India, read.

Mr. Dewangan is currently posted as the Inspector General of Home Guards in Raipur. He could not be reached for a reaction and senior police officers, including Chhattisgarh’s Director General of Police A.N. Upadhyay preferred to avoid media on the issue.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said that the State had nothing to do with the decision. “The Central government is their [IPS] appointing authority and it takes the decisions about them ,” the CM said.

Mr. Dewanagan was overlooked for promotion earlier this month when two of his batch mates were made the Additional Director General of Police.

He had faced a departmental inquiry in a case of robbery in 1998 when he was posted as the Superintendent of Police of State’s Janjgir Chapa district. A police inspector under him was arrested in the case and Mr. Dewangan was also placed under suspension. He has not been given any important posting in the State since.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Oct 24, 2020 10:03:42 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/IPS-officer-asked-to-take-compulsory-retirement/article17024682.ece

Next Story