Maharashtra government denies promotion to 2 errant senior cops

Mar 24, 2015, 08:31 IST | Dharmendra Jore

The Chief Minister confirmed that the two IPS officers would not be promoted due to bad performance reports; sources said their performance had been consistently bad but previous governments had overlooked this

Two senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers will be denied promotion due to bad performance reports. Sources in the state police said that this was not the first time their reports were bad, but previous governments had overlooked them and given them promotions in the past.

Quaiser Khalid is currently posted as additional commissioner of traffic
Quaiser Khalid is currently posted as additional commissioner of traffic

Quaiser Khalid, additional commissioner of traffic in Mumbai, and Abdur Rahman, additional commissioner (administration) in Pune Police, were due for elevation to the rank of special inspector general. The officers belong to the IPS batch of 1997 that will be promoted in a time-bound fashion by the last week of March or first week of April, when the annual transfers are expected to happen.

But the state police’s Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) recommended to the home department that the two officers be kept in their existing ranks because their annual confidential reports (ACR) have been bad.

No promotion
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who heads the home department, confirmed to mid-day that the officers’ ACRs were bad, and hence they were not considered for promotion.

However, sources in the DPC said the duo consistently had bad ACRs in the past as well, and several enquiries were also pending against them. But the previous governments had overlooked this to grant them promotions up to the rank of deputy inspector general (equivalent to additional commissioner in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur).

Khalid, currently additional commissioner of traffic in Mumbai, earlier worked as additional commissioner of the east region and deputy commissioner in the city. He had courted several controversies during these stints and was even dragged to court on a few occasions. He is also facing a departmental inquiry in an old case.

Rahman, on the other hand, was Yavatmal district chief and principal of police training school in Solapur before he became additional commissioner (administration) in Pune police. He too has faced court cases.

A couple of years ago, an SIG rank officer had been asked to probe his stint in Yavatmal. He had also invited the department’s ire by altering the examination pattern of Constabulary recruitment examination and reportedly assaulted junior officers as well.

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