Who is the boss – IAS or IPS


The clash of Titan is out now…power clash between the IAS and IPS officers in Uttar Pradesh is talk of the town these days. The tussle was triggered when Noida District Magistrate (Gautam Buddha Nagar) Brajesh Narayan Singh cancelled recent posting of seven SHOs by SSP Dr Ajay Pal Singh. DM cadence came when the state government ordered that superintendents of police will have to take the nod of district magistrates for posting and transfer of SHOs.

DM Brajesh Narayan Singh in a letter to SSP Dr Ajay Pal Singh raised objections to the fresh posting of the SHOs without his consent as per the new rules by the state government. “The state government issued an order on May 9 stating that the superintendents of police will have to take the approval of district magistrates for posting and transfer of SHOs. But without taking approval of the DM, seven inspectors were posted at police stations in the district. This was clear violation of the state government order,” mentioned in the DM’s letter.

DM Brajesh Narayan Singh, in his letter, alleged that although the SSP is head of the district police force, but he should have taken approval of the DM for the transfer and posting of SHOs, as per the state government’s now rules. DM further wrote that since the SSP has defied the order, he was left with no option but to cancel the transfer order issued by the SSP.

Meanwhile, the IPS Association has requested CM Yogi Adityanath to withdraw the order. Association tweeted that the order is in conflict with the law laid down by Hon’ble Supreme court and High Court. The order questions the trust in the police leadership and will evwntually demoralise SPs. The IPS Association has also raised the issue with UP DGP OP Singh and urged him to take up the matter with the state government.

Recently, Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar issued the order that SPs across districts will have to take approval from the district magistrate regarding posting of SHOs.

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