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Delhi, UP show IPS officers can’t even manage states but want to control CAPFs: Ex-BSF ADG

Let’s not mince words in condemning IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar's unprofessional comments about the integrity of CRPF, over which IPS wants to retain its stranglehold.

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Vijay Kumar, the Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range, has further damaged the already strained relations between the cadre officers of the Central Armed Police Forces and the IPS by downplaying the CRPF’s role in maintaining internal security. IGP Kumar recently alleged that the Central Reserve Police Force usurps credit for the work done by the Army and the police in Jammu and Kashmir.

Such uninformed and uncalled for condemnation from an officer who himself was on deputation to the CRPF until recently — and reportedly still enjoys the perks and privileges of this elite internal security force — are nothing short of blasphemous.

“CRPF doesn’t do a good job. (In J&K), the police generates the intelligence and Army and Rashtriya Rifles carry out the operation. CRPF’s name is inserted for nothing. We all know this. I was in the CRPF,” the IGP is reported to have said at an internal meeting held by the Director General of Police J&K in Baramulla on 29 April.

Vijay Kumar forgets that every incident of contact with militants is subject to a court of inquiry to account for the ammunition spent and other losses, if any. The process of inquiry is even more stringent if a life is lost. Even the Intelligence Bureau is called upon to submit a report, especially in cases where gallantry medals are recommended. Does IGP Kumar imply that the outcomes of all these inquiries are false and there is a multi-agency collusion in covering up the incidents?

Let’s not mince our words in condemning such unprofessional comments about the integrity of the CRPF, which is doing a yeoman’s service to India in fighting militancy and insurgency. The CRPF, which is always at the beck and call of policy makers in aid of civil authorities, has proved its mettle over and over again. A large number of CRPF personnel have sacrificed their lives.


Also read: If CAPF cadre wants to be treated as civil servants, it must develop citizen-centric values


Continued desire for control

IGP Vijay Kumar’s comments are symptomatic of the contempt that the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers have for the CAPFs over which they want to retain their stranglehold in contravention of the Supreme Court of India’s orders.

The IPS officers are unable to reconcile with the fact that their hegemony over the senior posts in CAPFs was successfully challenged by the cadre officers. For instance, the Delhi High Court as granted a stay on further deputation of IPS officers in the Central Armed Police Forces. In November 2019, it refused to lift the stay. This has led the IPS officers to criticise and undermine the capabilities of cadre officers on social media and other platforms. Vijay Kumar’s remarks appear to be part of the same strategy.

The IPS Association surreptitiously approached the Delhi High Court recently to get the stay vacated, citing emergent scenario prevailing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The High Court had no hesitation in throwing out their petition when it was pointed out by the respondents that many IPS officers were repatriated to their states after the outbreak of coronavirus.

The hollowness of their claim of urgency is further busted by the fact that the Narendra Modi government has not found it fit to appoint a regular Director General for the Border Security Force (BSF) for the last two months since the pandemic broke.

The CAPF officers aggrieved by the intransigence of the IPS and the government are already extremely restive and their case regarding the non-implementation of the Supreme Court order granting them the Organised Group A Service status and Non Functional Financial Upgradation pending in the top court.


Also read: IPS officers defending hegemony over CAPFs is like British justifying their rule over India


Unfair dominance to mismanagement

The dominance of higher-level posts by IPS officers is a serious compromise on the national security because IPS officers are unfamiliar with the ethos and operational philosophy of these forces. Even the policy framework adversely affects the avenues of cadre officers, who are the domain experts.

There mismanagement of these forces by IPS officers is apparent from the reported violation of Covid-19 protocol in the CRPF, which appointed an IPS officer, Arun Kumar Sharma of Gujarat cadre, as Additional DG (Medical) in violation of all norms. This IPS officer, going against the advice of medical experts, reduced the quarantine period from 14 days to five days, resulting in a spurt of positive Covid-19 cases and forcing more than a hundred personnel to go into quarantine.

The IPS officers are not only unfamiliar with the Central Armed forces, the transient nature of their lien with the CAPFs precludes them in applying themselves. And so they find themselves out of depth in managing these specialised forces. They have been found wanting even in managing the affairs of state police forces, as was apparent from their total acquiescence to the political masters during the recent riots and other violent situations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Their conduct in ignoring their constitutional obligations in such times doesn’t portend well for our democratic society.

The ill-timed and ill-conceived remark by Vijay Kumar will lead to further deterioration of mutual confidence between IPS and CAPFs and add to the already high level of friction between the officers.

The Modi government needs to take a serious look at the management of CAPFs and hand over the command of these forces to the cadre officers who are fairly experienced, matured and well versed with the psyche of the troops.

The author is a retired additional director general of Border Security Force. Views are personal.

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101 COMMENTS

  1. IG Kashmir being the operational head of Kashmir zone has all the rights to bring out the incompetence of CO and AC in case of any casualty of CRPF jawans in a closed door meeting. This doesn’t mean that he attacked CRPF organisations as such. CRPF is a large force which has many competent officers but at the same time there are many incompetent officers also.To point out their mistake in a closed door meeting so to prevent any further casualties of jawans was very much under the authority of IG Kashmir.Did he say anything in media or in any open platform..NO.. This whole episode was twisted and made IPS vs CAPF issue. It’s hard to believe that a letter which was purposely made viral and that too written by aCommandant which was not even present in the meeting is right or wrong or was it purposely done by some miscreants to suit their own agenda or to hide their incompetence ..Their is a need for inquiry how a letter under the Official secret Act got viral..

  2. The IPS leadership has caused rio much damage to all CAPF. These leaders just can’t manage the Local Thana are boasting about their intellectual quality. If you are so able then why there is so corruption in Police system. You will find atleast 10 news in print media about police brutality, corruption, indiscipline etc and often gets kick from the HC and Supreme Court. Britishers were also thinking that the world will collapse if they leave it but u can see the that it never happened. IPS officers must broaden their mind and must leave CAPF respectfully otherwise days are not far when they will thrown out.. Satyamev Jayate

  3. all men in uniform suffer from super EGO they were specially created to salvage India.. uniform means make them look alike as they may nothing inside the caps

  4. Cop versus Cop. But we always knew that the Super Cops are only wannabe Babus and that Babus cannot run anything to purpose!: Even Modi borrowed China’s Lock Down and Aarogya Sethu Template like his foreing pen, specs and car!

  5. Since I never had the misfortune of serving any government, I am unable to appreciate this kind of inter-Service squabble. As a lay citizen, I frequently keep reading that CRPF jawans becoming martyrs either in Kashmir or in Naxal infested parts of India. At least for that reason, CRPF should be respected. They are the unfortunate canon fodder for securing India internally. IPS babus who sit in AC offices must not speak lightly of them.

  6. So much make malicious or scandalous allegations this writer Sood and few others have been making against IPS and such writers think that mudslinging is their right . They are promoting indisciplined and must be strictly dealt with

  7. Don’t blame IPS officer & police…….police did very good job at present……IPS & other police officers shows best Management than administrative officers in corona crisis…..if police management is not good we see dead body every where…….CAPF are to assist police forces as a subsidiary force not as a main stream force…..police has civil centric values know how to deal with public without using weapons….u can’t use weapons on your own public ….
    IPS Vijay Kumar is a responsible officer if he said something there will be something fishy which needs to be corrected …..IPS officers service has of all India service nature if you prevent their deputation this is total violation of all India service rules……only senior IPS officer lead CAPF it’s a good thing……..IPS officer plays a significant role in making CAPF strong……..

    • The hypersensitive IPS lobby should stop protesting against write-ups and comments flogging their incompetence, sense of entitlement, overarching authority and toadying up to their political masters. Why do they want to lord over the CAPFs, when their stranglehold over all the spy and security agencies like the RAW, the IB agencies and the NSG continues unchallenged, even though undercover work has never been their domain, which is largely handled by the Military the world over. For instance, the ISI next door is a Pakistani Army outfit, which is ten steps ahead of its civilian IPS counterparts. The National Security Agency, the world’s biggest spook network, is an out and out Pentagon establishment, headed by a general. Similarly, the CIA too, an organization also headed by a general or an admiral, is zilch without its complement of US Army Special Forces which conducts its Black Ops. Russian Army Spetsnaz is an organ of the GRU. Mossad has its complement of Armymen, doing its dirty work behind enemy lines. The IPS lobby also wants to appropriate Assam Rifles (AR), an Indian Army adjunct, so that they could blatantly corner all the lavish perks and bungalows, commandeer aircrafts. AR is led by infantry officers from the Indian Army, but this lobby still calls it a CAPF, which is shameful. How long will the government continue to support such a lobby, one which is allergic to sweating and slogging on the fields and wants to lead by phone calls from an AC office.

    • IPS Vijay Kumar is absolutely correct.CRPF is in the outer most cordon in encounters against militants. .They suffer casualties becoz of their casual attitude, unfit jawans and poor drills.

      • Good that you have such a deep knowledge of CRPF operating procedures.
        And thanxx that you digged out the root cause of martyrdom of security force personnels.
        But in that case what about Indian Army, as Army is also suffering with casualities but they dont start this blame game because they their parent leadership.
        Have you ever heared of sacrifice by any Indian Political Service Officer in these Terror and Naxal infested areas…No,
        Why?
        Because they dont operate with Army or CRPF and just sit in cosy environment. I am not blaming these officers for it because they are made to sit idle by government, but who gave them right to disregard forces.

      • CRPF is being lead by IPS officers at DG / ADG / Special DG / IG and DIG level for donkey years. If you say CRPF is ineffective, the accountability and responsibility of this situation lies with IPS cader. You can not lead it and also blame it. Now, it ia high time that the Cader Officers take the responsibility and make this force even more effective. Thanks.

  8. It seems that the Author is deliberately misrepresenting the facts or has not even read Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order(which appears highly unlikely) .
    For knowledge of general public , the Hon’ble SC stated that :
    ”it is specifically mentioned that by
    granting Organised Group ‘A’ Central Services to the RPF (it
    should be read as CAPF), the rights of the IPS, if any, for their
    appointment on deputation on some of the posts cannot be said
    to have affected. ”

    “Still, it is
    observed that while deciding the appeals, this Court has made no
    observations with respect to the right of the IPS Officers for
    deputation, in terms of the recruitment rules, if any, as the same
    was not the controversy and/or issue before this Court and the
    decision of this Court shall be construed with respect to grant of
    Organised Group ‘A’ Central Services only.”

    Stop misrepresenting facts for narrow, self-centres motives. Both IPS and CAPF Officers have made great contributions for security of this nation, do not create a divide which will have adverse impact on internal security. Sort out differences amicably without such in-disciplined mudslinging. People creating such divide are doing great disservice to the nation

    • Ramanand Saab …… Your last para acknowledges the contribution of CAPF offrs ‘like’ IPS offrs but your entire reply shies away from equating the capabilities with IPS offrs ! Wud I be wrong in assuming that if the ‘contributions’ are alike in merit ….. the ‘capabilities’ are equally alike ?? Why dont you also try to educate the public and the ignorants in justifying why should IPS officers continue to command CRPF , BSF and other CAPFs in 2020 and onwards ? What makes them specially qualified or trained or equipped to do so vis a vis BSF or CRPF or ITBP or any other CAPF cadre officers who are trained or groomed since their recruiting ?? And please do not give me the glowing details of Police Academy Training as it’s designed by IPS offrs who must have done the same way for Trg Institutes of all CAPF centres when deputed there ! ….unless you tell me that they have deliberately lowered the standards of CAPF Trg Centres !!!! …..Thus, try writing a detailed article with your experience on the inadequacy of these CAPF offrs to command their own men requiring IPS cadre to command them still . Maybe MHA and Supreme Court will also wake up to give decisions in favour of IPS. Everybody is aware how important it is to retain all top posts in CAPF to ensure availability of promotional vacancies for the IPS cadre ! By the way …. I hope you do remember the tactical blunders by IPS offrs directed CRPF convoy management ….. leading to Phulwama …..Regards ….

      • Dear Sir,

        There should be no denial that many have contributed for strengthening security of the country, not only IPS /CAPF Officers but the contributions of ORs is perhaps even greater. But does that mean Officer ranks should altogether be abolished and there is no need for any Gazetted Officers ranks ? You know the answer very well

        But are ORs showig rebellious behavior like the few indisciplined CAPF cadre officers ? Any attempt of spreading disaffection and in-discipline in forces has to be strictly dealt with

        You know very well why the founding-fathers created All India Services like IPS as a pool of services common to both centre and states in a federal system like India. IPS has been an integrative link between different CAPFs/CPOs and State Police. Their ground level Policing experience exposes them to various aspects of internal security from very beginning in career ,whether legal issues, riot control, Counter-insurgency , etc not merely in assistive roles but the main decision-making roles (Now don’t claim that only CAPF Officers are having CI experiences, you cannot mislead those who have actually seen ground realities ).
        Can you ignore contributions of Rustamji, Prakash Singh , K Vijay Kumar and many others to CAPFs?

        Tomorrow SIs and ORs may also follow the same path and discredit CAPF GOs, then what will happen to CAPFs ? Do you want to push out IPS just to have promotional avenues for CAPF Cadres even if it has adverse impact on internal security?

        Hope you know all blunders which CAPF Cadres have been committing and exact roles which they have been performing , but those should not undermine good works done by CAPFs so better not to highlight here.

        Having a pool of deputation reserve increases options available who can bring fresh ideas and perspectives, from peoplewho had a rich varied experience.

        Already most states are sideling IPS Officers due to political considerations and now if centre also doesn’t needs them , then what is the purpose of having IPS, just abolish it . But consequences of abolishing IPS are not very hard to guesss.

        Ramanand ji has rightly pointed out how some authors like Sood are doing great disservice by promoting indiscipline by misinterpreting the Order of Hon’ble SC . Hope both IPS Officers and CAPFs Officers settle out minor misunderstandings and vested interests are not able to spread indiscipline and disaffection

  9. Seen IPS controlling police in states through PIs at police station,enjoying power and perks sitting at district HQ and higher up. British era prevails in their routine.law and order in the area is left on the mighty one. Needy for police protection are deprived.if such people are given responsibilities to control and CRPF bn in the fighting zone the only god can save the men since they are not trained or meant for such role. The noble SC is rt the orders enforced for better.

    • Just read Hon’ble SC’s order ” ………… it is specifically mentioned that by
      granting Organised Group ‘A’ Central Services to the RPF (it
      should be read as CAPF), the rights of the IPS, if any, for their
      appointment on deputation on some of the posts cannot be said
      to have affected. ”

      “Still, it is
      observed that while deciding the appeals, this Court has made no
      observations with respect to the right of the IPS Officers for
      deputation, in terms of the recruitment rules, if any, as the same
      was not the controversy and/or issue before this Court and the
      decision of this Court shall be construed with respect to grant of
      Organised Group ‘A’ Central Services only.”

      Everyone pretends to be an expert even without reading or even after reading misrepresents facts

  10. Going by the standards of Mr know all capabilities of ias and ips lobby it would be prudent for the government to let them run the reserve bank defense services agriculture sectors infact even politicians should be elected frim either serving or retired ias ips officers.teachers at iims iits medical institutions should be ias and ips officers only commander’s of army should be ias and ips big pharmaceutical companies research and development chairman should be ias and ips officers only. Infact costly aeroplane should be flown by ias and ips officers only. Infact these officers should fly fighter jets too because lot of decision making is required and the less privileged non ias non ips mortals cannot accomplish such tasks.
    Likes of Mr. Vijay Kumar should lead the next surgical strikes in Pakistan along with defense Secretary home Secretary dgp police and if possible foreign Secretary because split second decisions will be required whom to shoot how much ammunition to use so let the crpf and lesser brained people carry their pots of tea and luggage and let these limes of Mr.Vijay Kumar and his know all juggernaut team carry the surgical strikes.
    In case of any injuries DGMedical Mr. Arun kumar IPS will guide the treatment protocols how long the surgery will last and if there is a bullet in the chest how and from where it is to be removed after all it requires an ias or an ips brain to solve it

  11. I completely agree with officer Vijay Kumar. And nowhere in this news have i read anything ill about our Prime minister.
    What Mr. Vijay kumar has written is absolutely apt.
    Government should really think over it.

  12. It’s a well written article highlighting internal conflict within CAPFs. The officers of these forces should come to an understanding otherwise India as a nation would be weaker. Enemies will see it and take advantage of the situation. IPS officers are tasked with maintaining law and order in the country. But they themselves don’t follow the Supreme Court’s order. They should try to resolve the issue sooner instead of delaying for the sake of nation. Here it seems that IPS has become a self centred service.

  13. Mein NCC cadet Shrikant Kumar Bihar Sharif
    Main Indian army soldier GD Banna chahta hun 9709823498

  14. Appreciate IGP Vijay Kumar’s comment in Kashmeer affairs. He can not be wrong as he is working in close cooperation with our Defence forces. As far as situation is concerned with valley CRPF can not be match for J& K Police.

  15. Respected sir,.*..

    Actually IPS/// Officers shouldn’t overtake Supreme court norms they must have non impartiality among other Home Ministry Direct control Troops like BSF//////// V

    Vijayansir……..critics against BSF Jawans is very unpredictable……..unwanted comments if the report in WWSM….is True……

    .its a serious violation of Respective Governmental Machineries Norms……….
    Sir…..
    Very Good Morning &&& Wish you & your team Good luck Sir…

    Radhakrishnan Kuttuparambil{{{ FP///IPS}}}*
    Founder President
    Irnjalakuda pravasis sangadanas

  16. Truth is always bitter and difficult to digest.No wonders Army and police does operations in J&K and CRPF comes later on to do outer cordon and lay claim on success.They are often seen being casually standing on roadside duties like ROP.

    • It’s a govt policy not the tactics adapted by CRPF . And if anyone doubts the op capability of CRPF then they shud let them lead these ops instead of Army and I’m sure they can produce better result merely because if the fact that CRPF is specialist in Internal security and Counter insurgency Roles as its her primary task.

    • You said it ! …..these actions are due to the clueless sr IPS officers overriding the orders of the junior CRPF cadre officers ! ….

  17. CRPF should be trained properly, they should dress well, equiv with sophisticated weapons and also requirement should be mainly from brave states like Punjab,Haryana, Himachal, Uttrakhand, Uttar pradesh, J&I,Tamil Nadu,and Maharashtra

  18. Once forces grouped on par with the requirement of unique areas and also when the selection process are conducted by the upsc itself, there is no viable substantiation for appointing ips officers on capf units. Vijayakumar must apologize for his words.

  19. Although I do not know too much about heirarcy of CAPFs but get to understand that these are always headed by IPS Officers. So am of the opinion that this is a wrong practice since CAPFs or Paramilitary Forces as these used to be called have to be extremely Professional Forces as good as Army + they should also have knowledge of other Policing Subjects. Then definitely morale of CAPF Caders right from entry level officer like a Sepoy or SI is bound to go down when they are headed by Officers from Civilian Police Forces who are known more for corruption, middleman ing, serving more the interests of their masters (politicians, other beurocrates etc) do not command real respect from hearts of public unlike CAPF Personnel who command same respect as Regular Armed Forces Personnel.
    So why not a clear Service or Cader of CAPF Officers is created on same terms as Defence Forces like NDA / IMA etc and Personnel should get trained alongside both Defence Forces (Army) and Police.

    It is just an opinion as I have already mentioned that I don’t know much.

    • Corruption/integrity , meddlemanning etc are individual specific traits , do not over-generalise

  20. Vijay Kumar is a highly decorated officer of unimpeachable integrity. He has proven his professional acumen in various capacities and delivered results while combating terrorism. He may have to be more diplomatic while expressing his views, but, views of IGKashmir need to be looked into for whatever action rather than portraying these as IPS vs CAPF issue. The author, has only exposed his immaturity by stooping to the level of me vs you and has tangentially taken off into a territory about which his views don’t count. Having said that nobody can deny the fact that we need to have a force which is highly trained in CI ops rather than a mere force multiplier. MHA will surely go into it rather than brushing it as one off police vs CRPF issue. The Print has surely done a great disservice to the police and CRPF alike by allowing its platform to be used for creating disaffection between forces, which otherwise need to work in close coordination and synergy to combat proxy war. Hope the editor of this e paper prints with responsibility in future.

    • Kuldeep Saab ……Please try justifying why should IPS officers command CRPF and BSF in 2020 and onwards ? What makes them specially qualified or trained or equipped to do so vis a vis cadre BSF or CRPF or ITBP or any other CAPF officers who are trained or groomed since their recruiting ?? …..Try writing a detailed article with your experience on the inadequacy of these CAPF offrs to command their own men requiring IPS cadre to command them. Maybe MHA and Supreme Court will also wake up ! I too have served pretty closely with CRPF and J&K Police to acknowledge competency of both. By the way …. I hope you do remember the tactical blunders by IPS offrs led CRPF convoy management leading to Phulwama …..Regards ….

  21. All posts including DG in CAPF should exclusively be given to CAPF officers as they are trained end experienced in their fields. These officers may be conferred IPS as state police service personnel, allowing them to serve within their sphere. This will ensure due respect to CAPF personnel.

  22. All posts including High command (DG) should exclusively be given to CAPF officials and they may be conferred IPS, allowing them to serve in them in CAPF, ensuring respect on par with State Police Personnel.

  23. All posts including High command (DG) should exclusively be given to CAPF officials and they may be conferred IPS, allowing them to serve in them in CAPF, ensuring respect on par with State Police Personnel.

  24. Since Gujarat 2002 riots, Indian establishment, had downgraded it’s performance in relation to Constitutional governance, gradually, till today. Rampant stenographers (Constitutional forums) are made by RW to attune euphoria/ phobia with majoratarianism vis-a-vis ambit of Constitution!

    Healthy and sound opposition which earlier advocated certain values of coexistence is not seen in the forefront!

    Corporatization of politics is in back office of all hierarchy, while front office (media, rented) is bandwagoning inappropriate communal issues to silence real issues nation is suffering and demands immediate attention and solution!

  25. Q: मेहनती अधिकारी का मतलब क्या ??

    Ans: तेजपत्ता
    कोई भी सब्जी बनाते समय सबसे पहले उसे ही डाला जाता है, पूरे समय वो सब्जी के साथ रहता है
    और..
    उसी सब्जी को परोसते ओर खाते समय सबसे पहले उसे ही खींचकर बाहर फेंका जाता है !!

    Q: सफल अधिकारी मतलब क्या ??

    Ans: हरा धनिया
    उसे पता हीं नहीं होता क्या बन रहा है ओर सब्जी बन जाने के सबसे बाद मे प्रस्तुत करने के समय डाला जाता है
    और..
    फिर सब्जी के सारे स्वाद का श्रेय उसे ही दिया जाता है !!

  26. Basically who so ever is appointed in IPS, IAs, IFS, IRs or equallent should at least serve in the capacity of foremost lower rank for a minimum of two years rank to rank so that he is acquainted with the job at lower formation before he achieves administrative post to avoid dictatorship in all administrative setup. He could come across the difficulties, hardships faced by lower formation. Otherwise at higher level they only issue dictat.

  27. A very bad article written by an inexperienced officer. The government is watching indiscipline in CAPF and ensuring its slow death.

  28. Merge all cafp’s and raise a different department who will only report to home ministry..
    No IPS should be handling them

  29. I agree with ravindra kumarji.These IPS and IAS suppose themselves to be heavenly borned
    .They consider other services inferior to them , be it doctors, engineer, forces ,other technocrats, even judiciary. Their attitude is -credit its me -blame, it’s you.Now a days this creed does not bother of our elected representative too.
    Pre independence ICS were masters ,and people were servants. IAS /IPS are public servent s -the fact they are conveniently forgetting.

  30. Most IPS officers are known to have allegiance to political leaders in power, to ensure favourite postings and protect them in case of any mistakes. They ingratiate political leaders by serving their interests, protecting their supporters, ignoring their criminal deeds, harassing their opponents etc. Of late, the we are seeing use of CAPFs like CRPF in place of local police in those states where opposite parties are in power. Naturally, the party in Center will like to have their favourite IPS officers to head CAPFs to deliver the ends.

    Secondly, the CAPFs have different aims and training, beyond the standard policing duties.

  31. This is a sensitive matter and all should report to Home Ministry only. No discussions in public oon this matter.

    • IPS officers are not trained for Para Military role, in fact after passing the Civil Services and a short try. In the Police Academy, they do not train

      • Do you have even a slight slight idea about Training of IPS Officers at National Police Academy ?

  32. Yes, enough is enough. Look how Indian Navy made Indian Coast Guard in very less time and left it on their own.

  33. Yes, enough of these looters.. Look how Indian Navy made Indian Coast Guard in very less time and left it on their own.

  34. I am also not in favor of Bureaucrats domination in every sphere, not at all for technical and professional services.
    India suffers a double whammy from this institution.
    1. The recruiting process of bureaucrats is blind, even SC was not able to get transparency to the recruitment process.
    2. Deeprooted Institutionalization of corruption in every branch of governance tells us of what is most common competence and creaking 3rd world Indian administration tells us what we got under the hood.
    What merit is coming in, who are getting selected, what is the criterion ?
    Some rare geniuses and real public servants in the cadre, don’t make up for the failing of this institution.

    • True. This is Era of super specialisation and professionals in every field. No role of bureaucrats . They r just clerks nothing else

  35. Such officers who comment unduly should be punished and removed from the sensitive postings. It is high time to solve the issue and the government should approach the top court for expeditious disposal of the case. In no case unprofessional people should be put into professional jobs like medical or engineering etc.

  36. I have just one remark. The Print wishes put an analysis of the impact of the IGP Kashmir’ statement. Has it asked his version? Is it aware of the medals this IPS Officer earned before his tenure in the CRPF.
    The author has a rabid hatred for the IPS. Any opinion expressed by him is bound to lopsided.
    This is not good journalism

  37. Very well written article exposes hidden agenda of “imperial police service” .Many brilliant officers of CAPFs are facing enquiry just for critising bad practices of IPS lobby while no action against such idiots for critizing an elite armed force of union.
    Its high time to give command of these forces in the hand of experienced cadre officers in the national intrest.IPS with no domain expertise have already hampered the ops capabilities of these forces.There must not be further delay in true implementation of OGAS for CAPFs.

  38. My 2 pasie comments… Please rise above the petty internal politics.. You are the professionals safeguarding our country and it’s citizens… And such open comments are uncalled for…

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  40. Appreciate the author’s candid views about the capabilities of the IPS lobby,of which IGP Vijai Kumar is one of samples of “bloated ego” syndrome.Strange,two Vijay Kumars of IPS,one,Sh K Vijay Kumar,DGP,who hailed the professionalism of the elite CRPF,n another specimen Vijay Kumar IG Kashmir,who tarnishes the image of CRPF officers contribution in Kashmir.
    I hope the GOI takes cognisance of this loudmouth n shunt him out to obsecurity

  41. CAPF needs serious reforms in National interest….this tussle needs to end…Colonial role of bureaucracy needs to be revisited and redefined

  42. Its unfair to make it an issue as regional especially north lndian,south Indian feeling already existed since independence ..our military &police forces not an exceptional.lndira gandhi started superceding judges,military,police personnels as against the practices of service seniority promotions in 1970sfor her convenience.lts even appointment of Presidentof lndia was at her behest. So therefore these types of things may not be protected by press&media without knowing real facts..actually press ,media are real culprits in destabilizing our forces& country.sorry to say this.

  43. Its unfair to make it an issue as regional especially north lndian,south Indian feeling already existed since independence ..our military &police forces not an exceptional.lndira gandhi started superceding judges,military,police personnels as against the practices of service seniority promotions in 1970sfor her convenience.lts even appointment of Presidentof lndia was at her behest. So therefore these types of things may not be protected by press&media without knowing real facts..actually press ,media are real culprits in destabilizing our forces& country.sorry to say this.

  44. These Elite services are executing modern type of feudalism….they are exercising immense power to behold the dominance in capf only for their personal comfort, simultaneously denying the rights to their counterparts,;capf cadre officers.if these officers are not given metropolitan posting, be sure enough that not a single officer ll report for deputation in capfs.

  45. He works there,he himself being in CRPF earlier slhas said these words so they might be true.Its not a cross questioning situation but the agencies must themselves do internal questioning about their work.

  46. Nothing has been blamed on Modijii….The author has pointed to the problems and difficulties being faced by CAPFs which are mainly because of the IPS hegemony over these organisations . Even after the court verdict they are not ready to welcome the positive change in favour of the cadre officers who wrk all their lives, in all the difficult terrains ranging from jungles of Chhattisgarh to the Deserts of Thar and all the way to mountainous terrains adjacent to pak and China border dedicating themselves to border guarding duties,IS duties,CI duties,election duties, disaster management duties ,and finally when they reach the place up the hierarchy where they can think about taking up the Desk job to formulate better policies for their tps so that others dnt have to go through the hardships like them, they come across paratroopers who have already occupied those spaces .

  47. If highest court of the land has given the verdict in a legal battle which lasted more than a decade! Who else to be sought for?

  48. Nothing has been blamed on Modijii….The author has pointed out the pain of the cadre officers who r being commanded by someone who doesn’t know even the basic of the fundamentals of these organisations. And anyone trying to protect the IPS hegemony are the Like smone who justifies British ruling our country. Can an engineer become a doctor,no,so how can smone who has never worked at ground level know about the conditions dictating the working culture prevailing at the root level. Lastly there is no time “right or wrong” for telling the truth.

    • ENGINEERS CAN BECOME DOCTOR..BY ATTENDING SCHOOL,WESTERN HAVE AN AMAZING DOCTORATE
      MOST ENGINEERS WISH TO BECOME GYNECOLOGISTS

  49. Infact what he was doing with CRPF for four years. Still survival kit (veh/Dvrs/man power/infrastructure) for his family in Delhi is CRPF.
    By the way on which certification he can retain accomodation in Delhi being Govt Servant of J&K State ?

    • Action should not only be initiated against this smart chap, but, also against those, who have allowed retention of these privileges and perks.

    • Mistakingly mentioned about Govt accomodation. Inconvenience caused regretted. Though he is now no where related to CRPF, still Perks from CRPF are being made availble at his private house.

    • Now the level of these guys have come on personal attacks. The recruitment process seems to be faulty to intake indisciplined guys.

  50. A very undesirable, unprofessional, badly timed and incorrect comment from a person so senior at such trying times for national security when unity, mutual confidence, trust and co ordination between the various forces is of utmost importance. Underestimating the contribution and sacrifices of the forces is in very poor taste.

  51. IPS officers in india are of no use at all. All jobs are done by lower level officers and IPS just sit in office . They do not have any experience of ground work ,that’s why poor law and order everywhere. Same applies to IPS coming to as bosses in paramilitary without any experience and sit in office. They want higher posts only , do not want field work ,, and think others are their subservient. In experience and competence they are no match to commandant level officers,, yet all medals will go to IPS. Ask mr Vijay to surrender the medals that he got while serving as DIG in CRpf , which he got due to blood and sweat of subordinate staff,, while he enjoyed AC in office but still got medals. This is high time , govt should give all paramilitary forces their due.

  52. Once in uniform, one must have respect for uniformed personnels. He is criticising the Force which withstood all types of adversities for Nation without caring own comforts. State needs CRPF to counter terrorism and at this stage LG and Advisors must take sou moto action against such person.

  53. IPS officers in india are of no use at all. All jobs are done by lower level officers and IPS just sit in office . They do not have any experience of ground work ,that’s why poor law and order everywhere. Same applies to IPS coming to as bosses in paramilitary without any experience and sit in office. They want higher posts only , do not want field work ,, and think others are their subservient. In experience and competence they are no match to commandant level officers,, yet all medals will go to IPS. Ask mr Vijay to surrender the medals that he got while serving as DIG in CRpf , which he got due to blood and sweat of subordinate staff,, while he enjoyed AC in office but still got medals. This is high time , govt should give all paramilitary forces their due.

    • Yes Raj. Same is true for you guys also. Sitting in AC and getting medals. Only jawan at the ground fights.

  54. Aptly described sir. The IPS hegemony over capf is bound to end now. They are neither fit not required in the capf. They should go back to their own cadre and try to work for the betterment of their own force.

    • Funbob. How funny and shameful.
      All the Capf are made and built by IPS only. Now irony is That a son is trying to kill the father. And government of the day is watching tamasha. How condemnable.

  55. Cabinet committee on appointments headed by PM appoints people of level of it Secy and above That besides the piece is aimed at bringing out the growing chasm between cadre & IPS officers which pt Sunil Chauhan appears to hv missed in hurry to wipe butt (s)

  56. He is honest man. That’s the fact. CRPF is very poorly lead,give them good officers they will also do well.

    • One exam wonders are at the apex of these forces which control everything in the force! All honest man like him why not serve their state’s police well which needs a thorough overhauling! Yes CRPF is poorly lead by IPS! Aware of ADG Medical of CRPF? He is an IPS!

  57. It is un-fair to blame everything on Modiji.If you want your butt wiped would you call Modi? So grow up and choose other department like the Home Ministry or Defense dept. who appoint and manage the CRPF,Police and such necessary dept.

    • This is what you believe that these times are not for raising such issues, but many people are busy reaping the benefits only because and during these times.

    • Virender kumar, but you think it is completely right for the CRPF to be bullied by an IPS officer? If this is not the time, there won’t be another.

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