Three 1988-batch IPS officials of C’garh cadre elevated to DG rank

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2018 10:08:32

Staff Reporter,


Moments before the Election Commission of India (ECI) blew the trumpet of Assembly Polls, thereby bringing the ‘model code of conduct’ into effect on Saturday noon,
State Government’s Home Department elevated three top Indian Police Service (IPS) officials of 1988-batch to next-level.

Three Additional Director Generals of Police (ADGPs) Sanjay Pillai, R K Vij and Mukesh Gupta were elevated to Special Director General (SDG) rank and thereby bringing the number of SDG in Chhattisagrh Police to four, since the state already has 1986-batch IPS officer, Durgesh Madhav Awasthi as Special DG (Naxal Ops/Special Intelligence Branch).

As per the orders issued, the Home Department in compliance to Rule 11 of Indian Police Service (Salary) 2007 have upgraded the non-cadre of ADG (Planning-Provisioning and Technical Services), Police Head Quarters (PHQ) and ADG (State Economic Offences Investigation Bureau & Anti Corruption Bureau) to the post equivalent to SDG.

The order issued by the Home Department (Police) also read that the elevation of three IPS officers was necessitated following the completion of 30 years of their service as per the 1988 cadre allotment year. The three 1988-batch IPS officers have been promoted to SDG rank under level 16 of the payment scale (Rupees 02, 05,400-Rs 02, 24,400/-), in compliance to Section 3 (2) (ii) of Indian Police Service (Salary) Rule 2007.

However, no fresh posting orders were issued for either of the three IPS officials and they were retained on the same charges they were holding earlier. As per the orders, Sanjay Pillai has been posted as Director General (Training) with additional charge of Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF)/Special Task Force (SFT)/Administration) in PHQ, whereas R K Vij has been made Special DG, Planning-Provisioning & Technical Services (Telecom, CCTNS/Cyber Branch). Mukesh Gupta has been posted as Director General State Economic Offences Investigation Bureau & Anti Corruption Bureau.

And if sources are to be believed one of these three IPS officials had became eligible for DG rank in January 2018, but the unforeseeable delays finally got them elevation in October 2018, which was in contrary to all the IAS officers, who were promoted before time this year.