Police move to dispose off DEs exceeding 1 year
Total of 148 suspensions were found pending in various districts
New Delhi: In order to check the status of Departmental Enquiry (DE) of police personnel, a meeting was held in which Special Commissioner of Police rank officer directed all the senior officers to dispose off pending Departmental Enquiries exceeding one year. Sources told Millennium Post, Special CP further directed to go through the standing orders related to departmental enquiries. "It was informed that as on January 15 as many as 144 DEs are kept held in Abeyance in various districts and units," added sources. Special CP expressed concern on pending DEs with disciplinary authorities for decision. "All concerned were directed to look into the reasons for DEs pending with Disciplinary Authorities for such long periods. The senior officer told other officers that after submission of findings DEs must not remain pending without valid reasons, highly placed sources further said.
In the meeting, it was also discussed that the figure show cause notice pending over six months needs to be brought down to zero. It came to notice that around 900 SCNs pending over six months. Special CP directed all to go through a concerned circular in this regard.
Sources further stated that in the meeting review of suspension cases were discussed and it was informed that a total of 148 suspensions were found pending in various districts out of these 33 cases were pending over six months to one year and 115 cases are pending over one year. All were directed that cases in which misconduct with less gravity should be reviewed and decided on merit. All senior officers were also directed to review it on a quarterly basis.
Sources claimed that till 15 January as many as 15 DEs pending with Eastern Range similarly 16 DEs pending in Southern Range, 19 DEs~in Western Range, Northern-8, Central-18 and in New Delhi-9. All these DEs are pending over six months. Apart from ranges, in security unit-30 DEs pending, Armed Police~28 and in PCR~27.