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DG’s appointment: CS served legal notice

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/1/2018 12:11:16 PM IST

In a move to reinstate former acting DGP, Rupin Sharma, one NGO, under the name and style ‘The Concerned People of Nagaland’ (CPN) purportedly served a 15-day legal notice through it advocate on Nagaland chief secretary asking the latter to comply with the Supreme Court directives over appointment of the Director General of Police.

CPN consists of Kahuto Chishi Sümi, as convenor; coordinator, Kevitho Kera; secretary, Kahovi Sumi and Sentipokla Jamir as treasurer.

The group through its advocate Rohit Vats of DK Sharma & Co law firm issued the legal notice, citing Prakash Singh vs. Union of India and others 1996 case, reminding the state government that it had not followed the Supreme Court’s directive.

It said that as per the directive, the DGP of the state shall be selected by the state government from among the three senior-most officers of the department (state cadre) who have been empanelled for promotion to that rank by the UPSC on the basis of their length of service, good record and range of experience.

The DGP, once selected for the job, should have a minimum tenure of at least two years irrespective of his date of superannuation. The DGP, may, however, be relieved of his responsibilities by the state government in consultation with the State Security Commission consequent upon any action taken against him under the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules or following his conviction in a court of law in a criminal offence or in a case of corruption, or if he is otherwise incapacitated from discharging his duties, the lawyer said quoting the SC directive.

In the event the state government fails to act as per the directive, the advocate said that the petitioners would have no option but to file a contempt of court petition against the chief secretary.

 

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