A serving Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the Centre's procedure for nominating cops to the United Nations Civilian Police (UNCIVPOL) was "unfair" and "arbitrary".
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and C Hari Shankar issued notice to the central government and sought its response on the plea by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officer in Rajasthan Police.
The senior IPS officer has alleged that the selection process for nominating candidates to the UNCIVPOL is unfair as officers lower in rank to him were being selected without giving any reason for such decisions.
He has contended that the government was duty bound to act fairly and select officers in the order of merit and not arbitrarily.
In his plea filed through advocates Amita Kalkal and Siddharth Jain, the IPS officer has said that he had appeared in and cleared all the tests set by the government for selection to UNCIVPOL.
However, when the orders for a UN mission were issued, his name was not there and those lower in rank to him were selected, the officer has contended in his plea and added that he was also ignored for other UN missions.
He has also alleged that his various representations to the government went unheeded.
The court has listed the matter for further hearing on July 5 when the government has to explain how it arrived at the merit list for the UN mission.