Intelligence in dist is 'headless'

SP, DySP posts have been vacant for more than four months

 With the top rung posts such as the Superintendent of Police (Intelligence) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Intelligence) itself left vacant in the district since several months, the department employees are now left with no leader.

The post for SP who will be responsible for Dakshina Kannada, Karwar and Udupi districts has been vacant for more than four months. In case of the absence of the SP the charge has to be given to the DySP. However, even this post is vacant.

Out of the four posts reserved for the Sub-Inspector three are left vacant. Two of the five posts reserved for Head Constables and six of the twelve posts reserved for the Police Constables are vacant.

Even in the temporary posting, the department is allowed to take one head constable and three police constables. However, only one police constables post is filled.

The severe shortage of staff is taking toll on the people who presently work in the department. An officer has to now take charge of two taluks instead of one.

Even in the city where work is distributed area wise, an officer is expected to do work meant for two officers.

IG talks

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Inspector General (Intelligence) Gopal B Hosur said that the SP cadre promotion has been delayed due to the court orders. This has caused problem in filling up of the posts in the top rung.

“There is a certain confusion regarding to SP posting. The seniority list is presently under scrutiny. The court has given orders to withhold the promotion. We can expect the vacant posts to be filled in eight to 10 days. The files are presently in movement,” he said and added that recruitment process is going on for the other vacant posts.

Many opt to join the police department than the intelligence due to the vibrant nature of work.

This could be one of the reasons for the vacant posts, he pointed out.

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