PANAJI: The Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) has rejected the state government’s proposal seeking exemption of certain requirements for promotion from deputy superintendent of police (DySP) to superintendent of police (SP).
A senior officer in the GPSC said the state government has sought exemption from departmental exams, preparation of syllabus and requisite number of years of service for the promotions.
“The grounds for seeking the exemptions are not acceptable and we have asked the state government to expedite the preparation of the syllabus,” GPSC said in the note to the government.
Senior police officer said that the exemption was sought by the police as various post of SPs are laying vacant. This shortage, they said, is affecting the overall functioning of the department.
After GPSC rejected the proposal, Goa Police has now moved a file to the government seeking preparation of syllabus to lift the probation period of DySPs who have completed two years in regular service.
As per the rules, a DySP should complete five years in regular service, probation should be completed satisfactorily and lifted through a duly constituted departmental promotion committee and the candidate must pass the departmental exam.
The state government has changed the rules to allow GPSC to promote police sub-inspectors (PSI) to the post of police inspectors (PI).
Earlier, the Police Establishment Board would conduct promotions of PSIs. Now, GPSC handles promotions of PIs and DySPs.
The government has, however, not taken any decision on the proposal by Goa Police to amend the existing PSI recruitment rules seeking that assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) with minimum two years of regular service could be promoted as PSIs. The decision to propose the amendment has been approved by the Police Establishment Board.
There are around 530 PSI posts of which 50% are promotional vacancies. Presently, 125 vacant PSI posts have to be filled by promotion as there are no eligible ASIs with five years of regular service.