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SC to monitor filling of police vacancies in six states

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme on Monday said it will monitor the filling of vacancies in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Police Departments.

A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the Chief Secretaries of these six states would assist the top in filing these vacancies.

"At the moment we will monitor the filling up of vacancies in (these) six states. We therefore hereby direct the Home Secretaries of these states to assist the personally or nominate an officer of Joint Secretary" for the purpose.

According to the court, the state administrations will prepare a definite roadmap for filling the vacancies. The bench observed that it was asking the states since 2013 till fill the vacancies but things were not moving.

Pointing out that there were vacancies in the Police Departments in all states, the court said that for the time being it would focus on (150,679 vacancies), (34,532), (26,307), (37,325), (24,388) and (19,804).



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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 20:44 IST