Upset at being denied his rightful rank in the IPS since 2008, officer Sanjay Pandey has shot a letter to the home department and Maharashtra DGP Sanjeev Dayal. In his letter dated October 5 (a copy of which is with dna), Pandey a 1986-batch IPS officer says he is peeved because someone like Rahul Rai Sur was promoted by the departmental promotion committee of the state even though he was out of the country for 16 years.
IPS officer Sur was recently promoted to the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP).
“It is even more embarrassing and disconcerting to note that while I am currently serving in Maharashtra and have no default whatsoever on my record, there are others like Rahul Rai Sur who are being promoted without even being in the country,” Pandey’s letter states.
Pandey says he was granted promotion as DIG since 2003 after a court order and was given the post in December 2011. “I continue to remain in the same post and as I had informed earlier, the DPC (departmental promotion committee) which looked into my promotion as per the court’s order in February 2012 found me unfit,” says Pandey in his letter.
“A mere reading of the minutes of the meeting of the DPC of February 2012 clearly indicates I was found unfit without assigning any reason and not even resorting to any calculation of scores based on the available ACRs, which the minutes mention as guidelines for considering promotion. My representation was summarily turned down and since then, I haven’t been considered for any promotion,” Pandey wrote in the letter.
It further states: “In spite of the DPC clearing my case for DIG’s promotion in May 2007, I was not granted the promotion till December 2011. If I was not denied the post of DIG from 2007 till 2011, I would most certainly have been considered for IG in 2008 and later for additional DG along with my batch.”
The IPS officer pointed out that it is frustrating that people with criminal cases pending against them are promoted, but he is denied the same. “Similarly, those who are not even currently serving are being granted promotions to the rank of IG when they have not served as policemen since the last 15-16 years. I request that my above submission be considered and my due promotions be granted to me,” the letter concludes.
Dayal told dna: “The state government is the cadre-controlling authority and only it can take decisions in this regard.”