Transfer of officers are taking place in Karnataka. – A major reshuffle in the state is happening ahead of General elections 2019. The Government shunted out 31 IPS officers which includes the state intelligence chief.
Election Commission – Transfer of officers :
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019, the Election Commission (EC) of India has directed the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all States and Union Territories to transfer all the officers who have completed three years in a posting or are serving in their home district.
The EC said the order would be applicable to all senior and junior officers in the civil administration (DMs, SDMs, Tehsildars) as well as in the police department right from the Inspector General of Police down to Sub-Inspectors.
General elections – Transfer of officers :
A 1994 batch IPS Officer B.Dayananda is the new intelligence officer replacing Amar Kumar Pandey. The decision was taken after Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy submitted his state budget.
At the time, the Chief Minister had stated, “ why do we doubt our officers so much? In fact, I have continued with the same intelligence Chief who was appointed by BJP. We can’t change officers. I have only tried to take them into confidence”.
Reshuffling of officers :
The transfer of officers is a major reorganization in the police department. A total of 31 IPS officers have been transferred. Out of 31 officers, 16 officers within Benglauru and 15 officers outside.
Apart from these 31 officers, the State has transferred 41 police inspectors and 57 DySPs. across Karnataka State.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar the deadline for transfers of officers was over and the state government has to submit a compliance report.
Views – transfer of officers :
According to the Home department the transfer of officers in the law enforcement department is a major move to have great control over the government machinery in lieu of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
According to the sources the Home Ministry was not involved in the transfer of officers.
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