CM KCR meets Amit Shah, seeks IPS cadre review

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday urged Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah to conduct review of the IPS cadre in the State and enhance the senior duty posts by 29 from the existing 76 to a total 105 senior duty posts. The resultant increase in total IPS cadre will be from 139 to 195. The increase is sought in total cadre strength will be about 40 per cent against the usually permitted five per cent, but the Chief Minister requested the Centre to treat the present IPS cadre review as an extraordinary case for approval.

The Chief Minister, who is on a five-day visit to the national capital, met the Union Home Minister at the latter’s residence in New Delhi for about 45 minutes and discussed in detail the need to increase the IPS cadre strength in the State. He also sought complete funding of road works in the Naxal-affected districts. He had already submitted a representation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in this regard and sought his intervention.

“The allocation will help the posting of IPS officers as Commissioners/ Superintendents of Police/ Zonal DIGsP/Multi Zonal IGsP in various territorial units. At present these territorial units have no sanctioned Cadre posts,” he said in his representations submitted to the Prime Minister as well as the Union Home Minister. At present, these territorial units have no sanctioned Cadre posts.

Chandrashekhar Rao informed Amit Shah that around two years after its formation, the State government has undertaken a major revamp of its district administrative set up by reorganising the then existing 10 districts in to 33 districts for better administrative convenience, efficient delivery of welfare and developmental programmes to people residing even in the remote areas. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had already issued notifications recognising the reorganised districts. The police administration has a special recognition unlike other departments in the notifications with 20 police districts and nine Police Commissionerates, in place of nine police districts and two police Commissionerates existed earlier.

The earlier IPS cadre review for the Telangana was done by the MHA, in 2016, and a total of 76 Senior Duty Posts and resultant 139 total authorised posts were approved for the Telangana State. Details of posts to be en-cadred, de cadred or requiring change in nomenclature have also been submitted to the MHA.

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