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Home department and PHQ have come face to face with the transfer of IPS officers. The three IPS officers posted by the DGP have been canceled by the Home Department.
- The Home Department wrote a letter to the DGP and expressed its displeasure.
- The DGP’s orders were canceled by the Home Department.
Home Department and Police Headquarters (PHQ) have come face to face with the transfer of IPS officers in Madhya Pradesh. The home department wrote a letter to DGP Vivek Johri on Thursday. In which it was said that the DGP does not have the right to do the posting of senior officers. On this, the DGP says that after transfer of any officer, orders are handed over to the PHQ, because it takes time to get the orders related to the new posting. In such a situation, officers cannot be kept vacant without work. Therefore, the officers are assigned to work by issuing orders at headquarters level. After this, the Home Department issues this order at the government level.
Ministry sources said that Rajesh Rajaura, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, has written a letter to the DGP, objecting to the transfer of IPS officers going out of jurisdiction. The letter stated that he did not have the right to transfer the IPS. DGPs can send proposals to the government if they wish. On which the state government will issue orders. After this, the Additional Chief Secretary canceled the transfer order issued by the DGP. Also, a fresh transfer order has been issued for appointment of officers to the same posts.
Controversy over posting of 3 officers
The DGP transferred Sajid Farid Shapoo, IG Police Headquarters (PHQ), on 27 October 2020, to IG Anti-Naxal (PHQ). This order was issued afresh by the Home Department by revoking the order of PHQ. After this, another IPS transfer order was handed over to the Home Department. In this, AIG PHQ Tarun Nayak was transferred Commandant 7th Battalion Special Armed Forces (SAF). This order was also repealed by the government.
On 1 February 2021, the Home Department came to know that IPS Vivek Sharma has been posted as Administration PHQ on 9 October 2020. The government also revoked this order and issued an order on behalf of the Home Department.
Sources say that the three officers made prime postings in the Kamal Nath government. But the Shivraj government had posted the three officers in the loop line. IPS Vivek Sharma was IG of Indore. He was removed in October. Similarly, Sajid Farid Shapoo was transferred from IG Homeguard on September 14 and posted in PHQ. Similarly, during the by-election, Tarun Nayak was made the SP of Ashoknagar on the instructions of the Election Commission, but immediately after the conduct of the election was lifted, the government recalled Naik to the PHQ.
This is a government circular
The government issued a circular in 1987. In which it was said that the DGP will have the right to post police officers up to the rank of DIG in PHQ. Whereas, above this, the posting of police officers will be done by the Home Department at the government level. While DGP Johri issued posting orders of officers of IG rank. Similarly, the right to transfer IPS officers outside PHQ is also not the DGP but the government. But the DGP excluded AIG Tarun Nayak’s posting from the PHQ. While the government removed Nayak from the post of SP and posted to PHQ.