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Delhi Police: UT cadre IPS officers from NE elude important field postings?

By IndianMandarins- 18 Nov 2019


North East claims to have a louder voice in New Delhi in the NaMo regime because of the emphasis of the NaMo Govt on ‘Act East policy’. To a bigger extent the assumption is closer to the reality as well.

On various developmental fronts, NE has got much more importance but while interacting with Indianmandarins several members of North East residing in New Delhi underlined an interesting administrative aspect which often goes un-noticed in the echelons of power.

When Indianmandarins started digging out information it was found that approx 10 senior UT cadre IPS officers are serving in Delhi Police but hardly any of them get important assignment in field operations. Rather, most of them are employed/deployed in Training, VIP Security, Delhi Armed Police which are considered less important.

In police administration, assignments like Crime, Law & Order, Economic Offence Wing, Licencing and Traffic are considered to be more important but none of the officers from NE are presently deployed in these areas. Rather, going by the data it appears that there has been a long practice of ignoring them for ‘so-called main postings’ like L&o, Crime, EoW etc.

For instance the list goes as follows;

  1. P N Khirmey (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG, Delhi Armed Police
  2. M N Masuvi- DIG, Training
  3. Michi Paku (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG, PTC Training
  4. Hibu Tamang (IPS:2004:UT)- DCP, Security
  5. Tushar Taba (IPS:2002:UT)- DIG, Security
  6. C K Mein (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG Security (Additional CP, PM Security)
  7. Robin Hibu (IPS:1993:UT)- Special Commissioner of Police, Delhi Armed Police. He served as DCP West for 2.5 years during Dr Paul’s tenure as CP.
  8. David Lalrinsanga (IPS:1995:UT)- Presently in Delhi Police HQ earlier served  for more than four years in VIP Traffic
  9. Kimey Kaming (IPS:UT)- Earlier served in Delhi Armed Police is now in Arunachal Pradesh Police HQs as DIG (Training)
  10. Apurva Bithin (IPS:UT)- DIG Training

Those who underlined these aspect also said that even in the name of modern HR practices and perception management or for the sake of giving due importance to Act East policy, IPS officers belonging to North East should have been given a little more space in a few important field postings which would have sent out messages across.

But unfortunately, while interacting with Indianmandrins, they forgot to underline several examples wherein many NE States often show less appetite for giving important field postings to IAS, IFoS and IPS officer’s native of outside NE Region.

Terming the cases as examples of discrimination would certainly be the over simplification of facts but this something which draws attention.   

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