HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Inspector General of Nepal Police Rabindra Pratap Shah today warned all police officials against rushing to ‘power centres’ for ‘attractive stations and early promotion’.
Speaking at a function to present insignia to recently promoted SSPs at the Nepal Police Headquarters, he criticised officials for going out of the way in a bid to get postings of their choice.
An official, who attended the programme, said, “Our IGP was unhappy with the growing tendency of seeking attractive postings and early promotion.” IGP Shah directed all officials to perform their duties in a professional manner from their respective places, no matter wherever they are deputed.
“It will help you promote your personal and professional development for future career in the police force,” he said.
“Your success depends on how you perform your duties and responsibilities as a police employee,” the official quoted IGP Shah.
His remarks follow reports that a dozen Senior Superintendent of Police are in a rush to win lucrative postings at the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka and regional police training centres. Earlier, Nepal Police decided to depute SSPs in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, all five regional police training centres and three sections within its headquarters following the government’s move to increase the number of SSPs to 74 from the existing 64.
Officials said Nepal Police is doing groundwork to depute senior SSPs there. “It will take a day or two to depute new in-charges in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and regional police training centres as it requires us to make an amendment to the existing Police Rules first,” an official said.
Meanwhile, IGP Shah decorated the 16 newly promoted SSPs with insignia and directed them to work in the interest of peace and security. The April 9 Cabinet decision had decided to promote Bhog Bahadur Thapa, Yadavraj Khanal, Subodh Ghimire, Ramesh Prasad Kharel, Sarbendra Khanal, Rajendraman Shrestha, Milan Basnet, Pushkalraj Regmi, Rajendra Shrestha, Yogeshwor Romkhami Magar, Uttram Kumar Karki, Subash Chandra Choudhary, Uttam Bahadar Singh, Ganesh Bahaddur Gurung, Chabbilal Joshi and Krishna Bahadur Guragain as SSPs.