Bhopal (04.07.2022): A division bench of MP High Court stayed the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), asking the state government to give selection grade to five IPS officers of 1995 batch from back date. The IPS officers in question - Jaideep Prasad, Chanchal Shekhar, Meenakshi Sharma, Yogesh Deshmukh and Venkteshwar Rao -- had filed a petition in CAT contending that they should have been awarded selection grade after 13 years of service, that is in 2008, as is the norm, but they were given selection grade in 2010. After their batch, officers of subsequent batches got a selection grade in 13 years.
Their representation was rejected on the grounds that posts were not vacant in 2008. Since they got selection grade late, their promotion to the post of ADG is also getting delayed. Jabalpur bench of CAT had allowed the petition, asking state government to give them selection grade with retrospective effect. The state government had gone in appeal against the CAT order.