Friday, July 24, 2009

Transfers vindictive, charges Lok Satta

Frequent and biased transfer of IPS officials on a large scale is detrimental to administration and public interest, the Lok Satta Party commented today.

Talking to the media, Lok Satta Party senior leader and retired Inspector General of Police V. Ramachandraiah and party Vice President Bhisetty Babji said the Government had shifted many competent officials who in its perception did not toe its line and posted them to insignificant positions. At the same time, it rewarded compliant officials. The Chief Minister, they recalled, had told a conference of district collectors and superintendents of police recently that the district in charge minister is the boss of the district and they should heed him/her.

“This is nothing but abuse of power,” they said and added that an official should be retained in a position for at least three years in general. They also wanted reforms to be brought about in police administration to insulate it from politicians.

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