IMPHAL, November 6: The hearing of a petition filed in the High Court of Manipur pleading to fill the vacant posts of Inspector of Police in Manipur Police department by the Sub-Inspectors of Police (Male/Civil) who deserved the promotion by holding DPC in Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) as per the Service Rules/Recruitment Rules of the department, has been deferred once again.
As scheduled, the hearing of the case filed in the court in last part of 2014 was held today in the court of a Single Bench of Justice N Koteshwar.
After counsels representing MPSC and principal secretary (Home) who are amongst the respondents pleaded the court to give some time to provide reasons on not holding DPC for granting promotion to the SIs to Inspectors so far, the court fixed the next hearing on December 4.
It may be mentioned that there are 64 vacant posts of Inspector in the Police Department up to October 2014.
Inspector General of Police (Adm) had submitted a statement to principal secretary (Home) informing that another seven posts have been created with some Inspectors taking superannuation retirement and some passing away up to May 6, 2015.
Even as the court gave direction to hold the DPC for promotion within two months after the Chairman post of MPSC is filled, the DPC is yet to take place. The court direction came after SIs who deserved promotion to Inspector knocked the doors of the court.
Notably, the DPC is being postponed repeatedly without giving any concrete reasons despite MPSC fixing to hold it on four occasions on September 2, 12, 19 and October 9 as per the court direction.