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How one line in a Supreme Court order has led to a clash between IPS & CAPF officers

Confusion stems from a February 2019 ruling, in which SC said the 'grant of status of Group 'A' Central Services to RPF shall not affect (the deputation of) the IPS'.

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New Delhi: One line in a Supreme Court judgment, which mainly focuses on granting better pay to the armed police forces, has become the bone of contention between officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

The confusion stems from a February 2019 ruling, in which the Supreme Court said the “grant of status of Group ‘A’ Central Services to RPF (Railway Police Force) shall not affect (the deputation of) the IPS”.

The RPF does not fall under the CAPFs. Hence, CAPF officers are taking it at face value to mean that the court order is only limited to the RPF and that their forces will now be headed by their own officers.

The CAPFs include the CRPF, CISF, BSF, SSB, ITBP and NSG.

IPS officers, on the other hand, are interpreting the line to mean that their deputation will continue in the CAPFs despite the grant of organised service status to these forces. Since the order says that the deputation of IPS will continue in the RPF, the IPS officers believe that the omission of the word CAPF in the judgment is “a human error”.

Seeking clarity on the issue, the IPS Association has already filed a clarificatory plea in the Supreme Court. The CAPFs, meanwhile, are seeking prompt implementation of the order.

“The judgment is clear and has a limited purpose of granting NFFU to CAPFs,” said a retired Major of the army who now specialises in legal issues involving the security forces.

“But both sides are at loggerheads over hypertechnical issues…The judgment is about all CAPFs and not just the RPF, so it obviously means that the deputation of IPS officers will continue in these forces.”

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court had ruled that all CAPFs would be granted better pay benefits or Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU), and the status of Organised Group ‘A’ Services (OGAS), ending a nearly decade-long battle for the central armed police.

Also read: Process granting IPS pay benefits to CAPF remains mired in confusion despite SC order

What IPS officers are saying

According to a senior IPS officer who was also a member of the IPS Association, the grant of status of Organised Group A Services (OGAS) does not necessarily mean that the service has become a closed one.

“In fact, the judgment was very clear that NFFU can be given only if a service has organised status, and for that limited purpose, OGAS has been given to CAPFs,” the officer said.

“We are not against granting these officers their due in terms of NFFU, but our limited contention is that the deputation of IPS officers cannot be stopped in these forces.”

According to this IPS officer, because the court in its judgment “mistakenly” wrote RPF instead of CAPF, this confusion has ensued, and this is why the IPS Association has filed a clarificatory plea in the SC.

While the CAPFs insist that their recruitment rules (RRs) should be revised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court judgment granting them OGAS, IPS officers believe this is not necessary.

“NFFU can be granted on the basis of existing RRs… Any service is granted NFFU on the basis of existing RRs, your RRs cannot be changed to grant you NFFU,” the officer contended.

Several CAPF officers have written letters to the home minister to highlight their concerns and allege foul play by their IPS superiors. But calling these developments “a useless confusion”, the officer said the deputation of IPS officers in these forces is in “national interest”.

“Wherever CAPFs are deployed, they work under the local police. They cannot operate on their own,” he said. “So it is logical that they are headed by IPS officers… It ensures that they have a policing approach and not a militaristic approach towards security situations within the country.”

If the right of IPS officers to be deputed centrally is taken away from them, their All India Service status would be made redundant, the officer said.

The concerns of the CAPFs

CAPF officers, however, argue that without revising the RRs of the services, the grant of NFFU would mean nothing.

“The existing RRs are stacked against the CAPF officers… Granting NFFU on the basis of these RRs would mean nothing,” a serving Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer said.

In a letter written to Home Minister Amit Shah, a serving CRPF officer wrote: “As per norms of OGAS all the posts up to the rank of ADG must be filled by cadre officers. But as per Recruitment Rules – 2010 of CRPF officers, which is in vogue, 20 per cent posts of DIG and 50 per cent post of IG are being filled through deputation, i.e., by IPS officers.

“Out of four posts of ADG and four posts of SDG, only one post of ADG is being filled up by cadre officer. The only post of DG is being filled up by IPS officer on deputation,” the letter stated.

“Unless fresh cadre review is undertaken by amending the RR at par with RRs of other OGAS… the cadre officers of CAPF are not going to get the benefits and the intention of your government, as well as the spirit of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, would remain unfilled.”

Also read: Armed police forces allege foul play by IPS, take grievances to Ram Madhav and Om Birla


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  1. The people who say that IPS officials should lead everywhere including BSF & NSG or SPG, are either ignorant of the fact of the structure of these forces including work profile and training. For example, Border Security Forces were established to relive Armed forces of India, in specified tasks of border patrols and intrusion prevention from bordering countries of India. It has nothing to do with internal policing duties that were the primary responsibility of Indian Civil Police, since its establishment during British rules. Another example of the similar context is ITBP, and SSB that have similar roles and responsibilities in different context and different regions. CRPF, on the other hand was established for a centralised force for crown control, mostly in case of riots or in other public law and order situation where local police is proved inefficient because of their training, equipments and influence of some localism, mostly political. In some case, centre requires some kind of force that is free from state authorities. The primary job roles of CRPF has nothing to do with Indian Police Department. Then comes NSG and SPG that has no police officer in their cadre but are led by an IPS ho is nowhere closures to the standards and training of these forces. Indian Police Service is nothing but a centralised system of fining officers to implement constitution in different Indian territories since constitution of a country can’t be different in different regions of the state but the different states can have different local police departments that are required to communicate with each other, inside states and sometimes inter-state cooperation. The job role of IPS officers are very well defined in Police circulars. Positioning IPS officers in non-police forces is nothing but an illegal and unconstitutional move by Indian Politicians to have favourable officers in top positions to have certain level of control on all authorities in India. And the fools who are saying that the writings in the Supreme Court is a technical mistake are challenging the knowledge and experience f the honourable judges of Supreme Court who usually scrutinise each and every details in any case of public interest before passing their judgement.

  2. If the IPS has to renunciate their deputation posts in CAPFs today, the IAS will have to follow suit tomorrow, as demands will raise from numerous departments of Govt, to make them indigenous in nature. There are hundreds of departments in GoI, which are led by IAS. This is set to open a can of worms

  3. IPS lobby through their association Central IPS Association..CIPSA is blatantly misusing their position and power to ensure that the deputation of IPS officers continue in CPMF…..

    But now time has come for IPS officers to hand over the baton to cadre officers in the interest of the national security particularly in the present situation….post 370…

  4. How one can undermine wisdom of IPS/IAS. They all are member of OGAS since 2006 and biggest beneficiaries of NFSG and NFFU.
    By virtue, they all are also aware of mandate of DOPT mechanism to implement NFSG/NFFU.
    With CAPF becoming OGAS, old RRs and SRs becomes redundant and have to be revised for implementing NFSG and NFFU.
    Evidently they are thwarting and playing murkier.
    Are they be placed in category on non-performers?
    If yes, then treatment with MHA is 56 (j).

  5. How one can undermine wisdom of IPS/IAS. They all are member of OGAS since 2006 and biggest beneficiaries of NFSG and NFFU.
    By virtue, they all are also aware of mandate of DOPT mechanism to implement NFSG/NFFU.
    With CAPF becoming OGAS, old RRs and SRs becomes redundant and have to be revised for implementing NFSG and NFFU.
    Evidently they are thwarting and playing murkier.
    Are they be placed in category on non-performers?
    If yes, then treatment with MHA is 56 (j).

  6. This a false propaganda spreaded by IPS.CAPFs are OGAS since 1986 and IPS are illegally occupying the posts in CAPFs.firstly,a few post in any organisation filled by deputation subject unavailability of desired candidates. If an organisation have plenty of eligible candidate then why it will take deputation.secondly, it is establish norms that deputationst has no right for any post as cadre post then why they are claiming Mostly CAPFs are doing the border guarding and counter insurgency duties and these deputationst comes on deputation without the desired experience as well as knowledge.people can imagine if a deputationst who from pondicherry ,Goa or Delhi cadre without serving as coy cdr or bn cdr ( who leads his troops in the the operations in border guarding forces) posted as frontier cdr of 14000-15000 men then how much he can lead or how much professional knowledge he can impart on his troops. It is severe insult of these ground troops who are led by such an unexperienced person.IPS are meant for civil police job and their primary task is to maintain law and order duties hence they keep themselves with this job then it is beneficial for country.CAPF officer are very much experienced and sound knowledge of their profession. They already serving every part of country, deals with all type of situations hence have vast experience and more suitable to lead their forces and IPS personnel who have good knowledge in civil policing may look after this aspect only.

  7. “CAPF works under local Police”,
    Dear IPS when you fail in the States army also comes to assist you under ops control of district SP and DC so are you going to ask deputation in army as well?
    Author must be clear about the difference of CAPFs cadre’s fight in the court sine 2012 and about overall policy.Regarding NFFU and OGAS they are just asking natural justice
    in implementation which is already been granted by Hnble Supreme court as well as by cabinet.OGAS for any organisation means no deputation till Joint Sec level but above joint sec its a policy decision weather govt wants deputationist or cadre officer. Feb 2019 hnble SC decision is about OGAS and NFFU to CAPFs which means service rules have to framed and amendment in the old recruitment rules will be required in such a manner that till the rank of Inspector General there will not be any deputation for outsiders at the same time NFFU will be granted to Group A executive officers at par with other Group ‘A’organised services including IPS.Old recruitment rules provides 50% deputation to IPS in the rank of DIG(most of them are vacant since colonial mindset of IPS doesn’t permit them to work on battle ground/disturbed area) and 75% reservation in the rank of IG.Apart from that every CAPF has its own rules of promotion in the next rank and if old RRs are not amended cadre officers will be eligible for the rank of IG after 22 years of services while other group ‘A’ services make officers eligible for JT sec after 17 years of services.As per this particular judgement court means that deputation of IPS will not be affected after Joint Sec leval.Nowhere in the decision it is said that it is a limited OGAS or IPS should continue with old RRs to demean CAPFs cadre.
    Secondly how IPS DGs dare to constitute board headed by IPS to implement OGAS and NFFU while they are petitioners against OGAS and NFFU to CAPFs cadre officers.Now they are manipulating court and cabinet order to defy decision of natural Justice.
    Now come to CAPFs cadre’s fight for overall policy of govt regarding IPS DGs in CAPF.ITs a long debate that DGs post of CAPFs should be reserved for IPS or it should be given to Cadre officers or it should be open for all.Recently a parliamentary committee of Rajyasabha headed by Mr P.Chindambaram have recommended that DGs post of CAPFs must not be reserved for IPS and should be open for cadre officers as well.Concept of IPS DG was a temporary mechanism of govt when forces were new and cadre officers were not available for DG post.Now sufficient number of eligible and efficient cadre officers are available in each CAPFs who are ready to take over command at any time with better operational efficiency due to their vast experience in parent force as well as good command over the troops and force.When its come to IPS DG they come to CAPFs for very short duration having no operational and administrative experience of field and briefings alone can not make them master hence, untimately force suffers by their strange decisions.Also they are reluctent to forward grievances in front of ministry one due to lack of ground knowledge/difficulties and secondly due to post retirement expectations from govt.
    State govt are facing accute shortage of IPS officers for civil policing(which is already in coma) and that is the primary role of IPS. Hence instead of destroying CAPFs IPS should focus on thier primary role.

  8. Have you undergone the office memorandum issued for granting NFFU?? Wheater it has been mentioned in the OM that the benefits of NFFU will be extended as per present service rule of the organization??? Answer is no. It will be as per the two year junior batch of IAS and length of service rendered in organization. From where such logic came to extend the benefits as per current recruitment rule???
    OAGS for limited purpose??? Wheather the same has been qouted in the order of Apex Court or DHC. From where this quote came??? Who invented it???
    Please be impartial in journalism.

  9. Copy of Letter-

    “सच्ची सफलता और आनंद का सबसे बड़ा रहस्य यह है-
    वह पुरुष या स्त्री जो बदले में कुछ नहीं मांगता | पूर्ण रूप से निःस्वार्थ व्यक्ति, सबसे सफल है|
    (स्वामी विवेकानंद)
    Respected Sir,
    The above words by Swami Vivekananda depicts the selfless service of the uniform donning men and women of the Central Armed Police Forces(CAPFs) of India, i.e. CRPF,BSF,ITBP,SSB,CISF. The combined number of sacrifices by these forces since independence stand far ahead of the Tri-services, yet they have kept patience and respected each pay commission and Govt. decision. But can this be continued this way? Their voices either haven’t reached the Govt. of India or have been simply ignored as these soldiers can’t put up their demands forcibly like other departments? They can’t form association; they can’t sit on dharnas, their voices don’t reach the power corridors.

    Sir I would like to draw your kind attention regarding grant Of Organised Status (OGAS) and benefits Of Non Functional Financial Up gradation (NFFU) And Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) to Group ‘A’ GD Cadre Officer Of CRPF considered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court Of India.

    With due respect, it is humbly submitted that in reference to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment, dated 05-01-2019, given in SLP(C) Nos 35548-35554/2015 and SLP(C) No. 12393 of 2013 regarding organized Group ‘A’ status to CAPFs, attention in invited to following letters.
    a) No.J-II-07/2018-SLP/ Pers-II, Police-II Division ,MHA GOI ,dated 04july,2019
    b) F No.I-11013/5/2013-CRD,DOPT,GOI dated 12th July,2019

    2- Vide above both communications, it has been made amply clear that Executive cadre of the CRPF is now Organized Group ‘A’ Service (OGAS). Therefore it is requested that immediate steps may be taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs in consonance of following references.
    a) No.AB14017/64/2018-Estt (RR), DOPT, GOI, dated 24th April, 2009
    b) No. AB 14017/64/2008 – Estt (RR), DOPT, GOI, dated 25th Sept, 2009
    c) No. AB 14017/16/2010- Estt (RR), DOPT, GOI, dated 10th June, 2010
    d) No. AB 14017/64/2008 – Estt (RR), DOPT, GOI, dated 01th July, 2010
    e) No. AB 14017/39/2009 – Estt (RR), DOPT, GOI, dated 2nd April, 2009
    f) No. 22038/1/2015 – Estt (D), DOPT, GOI, dated 25th June, 2015

    3- In relation to NFSG following letters may be referred to.
    a) No. 28038/1/88 – Estt. (D) , DOPT, GOI, dated 9th October, 1989
    b) No. 22/1/2000 – CRD, (D) , DOPT, GOI, dated 6th June ,2000
    c) DOPT, GOI, letter, dated 8th January , 2003.

    4- Aforementioned refrences under para 1,2 & 3 of this application indicate following
    irrefutable facts.
    a) Executive cadre of CRPF is an Oraganised Group ‘A’ Service (OGAS).
    as per service rules of OGAS, when eligible officers of the cadre are available for promotion, no deputaionist from other cadre can join the service.
    b) Admissibility of NFFU w.e.f. 01 January 2006.
    c) Admissibility of NFSG w.e.f. 06th June 2000.
    d) A fresh order for cadre review as per OGAS rules.

    5- Many CRPF officers are facing stagnation for long time despite the fact that they are eligible for promotion to the higher rank and the induction of officers from different organization on deputation is highly demoralizing and demotivating for them. The Hon’ble Supreme court has helped to restore my prestige, honour and status. Now the Cadre Review of the Executive cadre of CRPF must be carried out as per the Service Rule of OGAS and the previous Cadre Review of GD Cadre of CRPF which has not seen the light of the day must be put to rest. No sanctity can be given to the existing cadre review. It need to be cancelled.

    6-Following specific points are submitted for immediate consideration please.
    a) Under the Chairmanship of CRPF Cadre, IG, Sub-committees of officers may be constituted to.
    i) Frame Service Rules as Par OGAS.
    ii) Draft fresh Recruitment Rules(RRs) in respect of GD cadre Officers of the force.
    iii) Suggest amendments in CRPF Act and rule.
    iv) Workout entitlements of individual officers for NFFU & NFSG.
    v) Suggest ways and means for swift implementation of Apex court and GOI’s decision .
    vi) Any other issue which may require clarity.
    b) No officer of any Service should be permitted to join CRPF on deputation. Since CRPF is an OGAS, as per Apex Court &Govt. of India decision, thus the service rules of OGAS must be put into practice in CRPF with immediate effects.
    c) Cadre Review of GD Cadre Officers of CRPF as per the terms and condition of OGAS may be under taken. This will facilitate quick promotion of eligible officers of Executive Cadre.
    d) NFFU & NFSG arrears may be paid per admissibility and salary may refixed immedatiely.

    Anticipating favorable and Considerate action from your august end.

  10. Copy of Letter Addressing Home Minister by CAPFs Officers-

    महोदय सर्वप्रथम सादर अभिवादन स्वीकार करें। दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय एवं सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के फैसलों को ससम्मान अक्षरशः लागू करने के केंद्र के फैसले के द्वारा केंद्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बलों के सदा से उपेक्षित अधिकारियों की दशा को आत्म-गौरव-युक्त दिशा देने के लिए कोटिशः नमन। आपके नेतृत्व में गृह मंत्रालय के निर्देशों ने कैडर अधिकारियों की निरंतर क्षीण होते आत्मिक बल को वैधानिक संबल देकर नयी ऊर्जा से भर दिया है।
    महोदय ! परंतु इन स्थिति-जन्य महत्वपूर्ण निर्देशों को कैसे और कितना तोड़-मरोड़ कर वास्तविकता से परे किया जा सकता है , इससे आपको अवगत कराना मेरा कर्तव्य है और यही मेरी पुनः धूमिल होती आशाओं के लिए एकमात्र संबल शेष भी है। संगठित ग्रुप A सेवा ( OGAS) और इससे जुड़े व्यवस्थाओं को मूर्त-रूप देने के मंत्रालय के स्पष्ट-निर्देशों की व्याख्या, नीति और तकनीक के नाम, कुछ इस तरह से की जा रही है कि कालांतर से आईपीएस का सामंतवाद अन्ततः अक्षुण्ण बना रहे। बल को उच्च अधिकारी और तुच्छ अधिकारी में बाँट दिया गया है। अफसोस है कि हम अपने ही घर मे गौण हो गए हैं।
    DOP&T द्वारा OGAS के स्पष्ट अनुदेशकों को भी दरकिनार कर पुरानी व्यवस्था को अक्षुण्ण रखने का आईपीएस अधिकारी पूरी जुगत लगा रहे हैं। कैडर अधिकारियों का दुर्भाग्य यह है कि उनकी तर्कसंगत एवं जायज आवाजों को अनुशासन का कम्बल ओढा कर मौन रहने को बाध्य किया जा रहा है। महोदय, क्या विस्मय है कि जंगल का नियम अगर शेर को ही बनाना हो तो वह बाकियों की कितनी फ़िक्र करेगा! तदनुसार कैडर अधिकारियों के विकास और कल्याण के फैसले वह आईपीएस अधिकारी क्यों-कर ले जिनसे उनका ही अधिकार क्षेत्र अतिक्रमित होता है। स्वाभावतः बल में प्रतिनियुक्त आईपीएस अधिकारी DOP&T के सर्व-सम्मत नियमों को भी पुनर्परिभाषित कर कैडर अधिकारियों को चिर-प्रतीक्षित लाभों से वंचित करने का हरसंभव यत्न किये जा रहे हैं।
    स्थिति को स्पष्ट करने के लिए निम्न विवरण पर आपका ध्यान प्रार्थनीय है::

    1-बल के भर्ती नियमों/सेवा नियमों (RRs/SRs) को OGAS के आलोक में संशोधित करना आवश्यक है जिसके लिए अभी तक कोई ठोस कदम नहीं उठाया गया है।

    2-OGAS के मानदंड के अनुसार सहायक महानिदेशक (एडीजी)तक के पदों पर कैडर अधिकारी की नियुक्ति का प्रावधान है, जिसको आईपीएस अधिकारी हरसंभव नकारने को उद्धत हैं।

    3-उच्च न्यायालय और सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में विभाग की तरफ से जानबूझकर कैडर अधिकारियों के हितों के विरुद्ध लिखित उत्तर भेजा जा रहा है कि और ऐसा प्रदर्शित किया जा रहा है कि न्यायालय के आदेशों की शत-प्रतिशत अनुपालना हो रही है।
    गृह मंत्रालय को भी ऐसा सूचित किया जा रहा है और इस संदर्भ में मंत्रालय को अंधेरे में रखा जा रहा है।

    4-OGAS के मूल-तत्वों को नजरअंदाज करने का अथक प्रयास किया जा रहा है ताकि कैडर अधिकारी अपनी स्थिति से बाहर ना निकल सकें।

    महोदय ! मेरे जैसे कैडर अधिकारियों का संविधान और सरकार में विश्वास प्राणान्त है। आपके मार्गदर्शन में पहली बार हमें हृदय लगाकर हमारी आहूतियों पर राष्ट्र ने आंसू बहाया है जो हमें कर्तव्य-पथ पर उत्सर्ग होने की अथक प्रेरणा दे रही है। ऐसे में आपका हस्तक्षेप ही हमें हमारे हुक्मरानों की अवांछित लिप्सा से राहत दे सकेगी। इसके लिए मैं आपका आजन्म ऋणी रहूंगा।

    आदर सहित

  11. There is no need of IPS presence in CAPFs is based on Following arguments. First, that IPS officers have no experience of cutting-edge leadership in these organisations at the company and battalion level. Second, the cadres of these CAPFs are now capable of leading them on their own. Third, these organisations have a primarily military character and, therefore, a civil service like the IPS has no useful role to play in them.

    Another fact is that these forces have a large home-grown cadre of leaders, only a fraction of who is able to reach the supervisory levels. The rich operational experience of these officers gets wasted as most supervisory and all policy level positions are reserved for the IPS officers. Ab initio lack of avenues and further curtailment through constitutionally untenable reservation of higher posts for IPS is making these officers restive. Resentment and dissatisfaction is manifested in large number of voluntary retirements, and plethora of court cases relating to personnel matters.

    The Officers who Have been served for 30–35 years in the CAPFs at various levels,They can vouch that the leadership provided by cadre officers is much better than Army, or IPS officers, given the intimate knowledge of men they command, ethos and operational philosophy of the CAPFs

    IPS officers, who join not below the level of DIG, have no clue of what these forces are, what are their ethos and operational philosophy. Some of them are so ignorant that they seem to think that the difference between a 60mm mortar and an 81mm mortar is just that of 21mm. In fact, it took a lot of effort to dissuade an IPS inspector-general from recommending manpower reduction of 81mm mortar detachment while preparing restructuring proposals. Another officer, who is presently commanding one of the two theatres of the BSF, while on familiarisation visit prior to induction is said to have exclaimed where the Army was because he thought that it was the Army which was deployed ahead of BSF on borders.

    One vacancy each in the BSF and the CRPF at level of additional DG is for the cadre officers, and at least 10 more officers are eligible at any given time to be promoted to that rank despite rules which impede rather than help their progression.

    These additional DGs are ready to take over command any day and they will do a much better job of guiding these forces to face up to any challenge than the present IPS lot.

    Lack of vision and depth of knowledge about these forces leads them to look for quick-fix solutions and populist orders which are detrimental to the discipline. So we had a DG of BSF who would issue on-the-spot orders for posting of whosoever stood up in his “sainik sammelan” and asked for a home posting.

    There have been several instances of CAPF officers going to the court over issues of stagnation, discrimination and deprivation of financial and promotional benefits.

    The contention of these officers had been that most of the promotional benefits at the highest level of the organisation are reserved for the IPS cadre even when the majority of them do not have field experience.

    This also happens when the commissioned officers of the CAPFs are selected by the Union Public Service Commission despite the fact that most these IPS officers lack field experience.

    It is found that most of them simply are one-exam wonders who happened to be lucky. Not all of them have the ability to lead and guide these forces and give value addition. The only saving grace is the dedication of cadre officers which keeps the momentum going.

    IPS officers lack expertise in their own domain of policing and are unable to guide subordinates even in basic functions of policing and investigation. Numerous instances can be quoted starting from handling of the episode, , , murder,2G spectrum case. The public at large is given no importance with the focus mainly on political masters.

    Their aim of coming to these armed forces is simply to avoid a political arrangement detrimental to their interests in states. Deputation to the Central Armed Forces under such circumstances provides them with opportunity to work in their home state with vast resources of these armed forces at their beck and call.

    The argument that only about 50 IPS officers are on deputation to these forces is aimed at obfuscating the fact that these posts are all held at higher levels, thus depriving the cadre officers even of the limited avenues of progression.

    As far as corruption is concerned, the less said the better. The case of an IPS officer utilising large number of personnel withdrawn from borders and other resources for the is of recent vintage. This must be granted that they operate with exceptional show of unity to protect their own in such cases even if they have personal differences.

    Any Rule cannot override the constitutional right of cadre officers to be considered for the posts that the IPS have usurped in these specialised forces. That besides continued induction of IPS officers, who do not have training or domain knowledge of the functioning of these forces, is leading to serious compromise of national security and also dilution of policing standards.

    It’s high time that the government reviews its policy of deputation of IPS to these forces as its continuation is a serious compromise with national security. The IPS officers are neither trained for specialised functions that these forces perform nor their short tenures of few years enables them to get an insight into their functioning.

    • What kind of job IPS officer do on their respective state cadre is very well known to all.In fact the law and order situation is directly handled by state level police ranks right from constable to dy so only and these IPS officers are dame zero in knowledge,they just collect share of ill-gotten money and roaming like white elephant. when the state police failed to maintain law and order they call the CAPF to assist them and handle the situation,as soon as situation improved ,CAPF return back as per the order of GOI. Here it is absolutely wrongly stated by these useless IPS officer that CAPF works under them.thes IPS officers are dame zero on their state and remained same zero till they retire,they IPS officers are like parasites on GOI.99% higher rank IPS officers remained at home only without any assignments and retire from their home itself. Now regarding their central deputation,how can they by their own decide that they are suitable for CAPF,it GOI to decide and give them assignments as and where government feel fit for them. How they can forcibly encroaching higher posts by their own and forcibly wants to enter into CAPF by any illegal means. It is better for them to leave CAPF gracefully otherwise big humiliation they have to face and thereafter never even dream to get any opportunities to enter into CAPF. The postings in CAPF is neither your birth right nor your eligibility ,likewise Britishers you peoples can’t rule CAPF as second class citizens.


    It’s no hidden fact that CAPF officers are facing worst stagnation in decades , mainly the CRPF and BSF .The Group A officers have got only 2 promotions in 21- 25 Yrs of service , which is worst across all Central Group A Services even most of State services are far ahead of them , Despite working in toughest and most challenging environment with direct threat to life.
    But despite all this , a large number of posts of DIG across CAPF are kept vacant since several years in want of wait for somebody to come on deputation . Nothing can be more unethical or criminal then this .
    Vacant posts of DIG are as under-
    BSF – 06
    CISF – 13
    CRPF -16
    ITBP – 11
    SSB – 21
    *TOTAL- 67*
    Despite 67 clear cut vacancies , officers of CAPF with 27- 30 yrs service are waiting for promotion as DIG , whereas in other services they attain this rank in 14 yrs .
    Officers with 20-24 yrs of service longing to become Commandant with day by day increasing age profile .
    It’s not only against the interest of officers but it’s against the Department/government n for that matter security concerns of country as large number of immediate supervisory posts are kept vacant for years together.
    If CAPF officers are promoted on these posts ,it will be a big respite from stagnation as it will result in 270 promotions across all ranks .

  13. Apart from the issue of deputation , only few officers will be getting NFFU with existing RRs. They are required to be amended as service rules in place of Recruitment rules. If the benefits is extended with existing RRs , only few officers will get NFFU. The Author has written that “CAPF works under local Police”, considering this statement it seems that Author or IPS quoting this line both are unaware that CAPF is called only when state police is miserably failed. Under the IPS which level state police have grown-up , every Indian knew that. Whenever CAPF are deployed in any state to help the failed policing System, it is the Commandant and below rank officers who takes all pain. So please don’t make fool the country on the account of National Security please. NFFU n OGAS is the legitimate due of CAPF which has now been granted by SC and GOI as well.

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