Panaji: The Congress in Goa on Friday demanded immediate promotion of Police Inspectors of 1991 and 1997 batch.
In a memorandum submitted to Governor Satya Pal Malik, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Spokesperson Urfan Mulla said the Goa Police Service Rules, 2011 were arbitrary, irrational as the promotional avenues of the Departmental Police Inspectors had been adversely affected as the post of Police Inspector was by way of 100 per cent promotion, from rank of PSI.
“The amendment of 50 per cent by direct recruitment has blocked the promotional avenues of the directly recruited PSI’s and Police Inspector and some of the Police Inspectors are not promoted to the post of Dy.S.P even after completing 28 years of service as Police Inspector. With present amendment the chances of promotion of directly recruited PSIS to the post of Police Inspectors and Dy.S.P is very bleak and some of the Police inspectors will have to retire after putting 35 years of service,” he claimed.
“The department which serves 24×7 to the safety of people is been sidelined. In crisis like Covid_19 Pandemic where everyone was lockdown and stayed safe at home it was police who risked their life in way of providing wellbeing of people by working tirelessly day and night. Therefore, we urge government through you that almost 35 posts of Dy.SP are been vacant, so as per the above mentioned amendment, the said posts should be filled up on basis of 50% criteria i.e 17posts of batch 1991 by promoting on service Police Inspector to Dy.SP & PSI to PI. These need to be done on imperative basis without any further postponement,” he said.