The Supreme Court of India staying the directions passed by Allahabad High Court has cleared the deck for the appointment of over 3500 Sub-Inspectors and Platoon Commanders in UP police, which was pending for over 6 years.
The apex court has stayed the directions passed by Allahabad High Court and prevented them from hearing any petition regarding the selection of and appointment of police officials which started in 2011 under Mayawati’s BSP government.
Erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government could also not take it forward due to some legal issues.
The current Yogi Adityanath government in its plea to SC said there is a scarcity of police personnel in UP as no appointment for the Sub-Inspector post has been made in last six years.
Hearing the appeals, a bench of apex court directed the state government to resume the training process within 15 days.
“In the above circumstances, we are of the view that it will be appropriate if the State is permitted and directed to complete the process of appointment of the candidates who had already commenced the training. In case, any one of them has completed the training, it will be open to the State to appoint him/her straight away,” the bench said.
The top court clarified that successful completion of the training will be followed by their appointment and posted the matter for further hearing on August 22.
The recruitment process for 4010 vacancies had started on May 19, 2011, but after the final selection list was published, some candidates challenged the entire process which eventually led to the stalling of selection and appointment of police officials in the state.
(With PTI inputs)