Nagpur: A delegation led by Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Dr Parinay Fuke recently met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and raised the issue 394 police personnel who are being denied promotions to the post of Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) despite passing the internal examination conducted by Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The Chief Minister, it is learnt took the matter seriously. There is now a possibility that a positive decision could be taken on the issue soon.
It may be recalled that the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) had conducted exam for the post of PSI in 2013. In this exam, 2222 police personnel from Nagpur Division had passed successfully. All these successful personnel, except the 394 personnel got opportunities to become police officers. These 394 police personnel since then were waiting to be promoted to the post of PSI but in vain.
The delegation led by Fuke apprised the Chief Minister about the long pending demand of the police personnel. There is requirement of about 700 PSIs in Nagpur city. All these 394 police personnel had passed the exam for the post of PSI. If they are posted as PSI, the strength of Nagpur police would get a boost in maintaining the law and order effectively.
In a related development, the office of Director General of Police had submitted a list of seniority to the High Court on June 15, 2018. These successful 394 police personnel had raised objections on the list. Subsequently, the DGP had directed the concerned department to revise the list and submit it afresh. But the directive of the DGP has not been followed till today, the delegation pointed out.