IPS tenure: Report sought on court submission

 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday is learnt to have taken serious exception to an oral submission made by government counsel in the High Court on fixing minimum tenure for IPS officers.

He has directed Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee to submit a report on the issue.When the subject was brought to the notice of the chief minister at the Cabinet meeting, he is said to have sought an explanation from the chief secretary. 

“Who authorised the counsel to make such a submission before the court? It is a responsible government. Such things cannot be tolerated,” he reportedly said in the meeting.

Sources said that an IPS officer had filed a petition in the court, questioning the delay on the part of the State government in fixing minimum tenure in a posting, in spite of the Supreme Court judgement. 

A government counsel appearing in the case is learnt to have orally submitted that the government will fix two years’ tenure for IPS officers. Sources said Mukherjee has assured the chief minister to submit a report on the issue in two days.

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