66 KPS officers drawing salary without any posting

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93 promoted as SP’s waiting for adjustment

SRINAGAR: At a time when the State Government is facing a financial crunch, at least 66 KPS officers are drawing salaries without having any posting.

Highly placed sources said that 33 KPS officers from Kashmir and the same number of officers from Jammu divisions have not been posted anywhere and yet since April 2013 they are drawing handsome salaries from the government exchequer.

Reports said that during the year 2010-11, sixty-six officers were selected for Kashmir Police Service. They were given proper training in different departments like Vigilance Organization, Criminal Investigation Department, Fire and Emergency and Forensic Science Laboratory.

Sources in police department said that from past 7 months these officers are waiting for their appointment orders, however, the government is paying them as it pays to a regular KPS officer.

One of the KPS officers said that Department of Home was showing no interest in getting these officers appointed.

Meanwhile, 93 DySp’s who were promoted as Superintendents of Police four months back are still waiting for their adjustments.

One of the promoted officers said that despite being promoted as SP’s, they were still working as DySP’s.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is holding the Home Department, could not be contacted, however, his political advisor said that he would confirm it from Home Department and accordingly the matter would be taken up with the officials of the Home Department. CNS

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