Kathmandu, July 18
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Nepal Police have finally completed the process of promoting police personnel to posts ranging from head constable to additional inspector general of police.
Over 1,000 posts of head constables, ASIs, SIs, DSPs, SPs, SSPs, DIGs and AIGs had been lying vacant.
Sources alleged that home and police administration’s inaction and political intervention had obstructed the promotion process.
According to Nepal Police, as many as 903 personnel were either promoted or recommended for promotion. The process of promoting police personnel had started on June 21.Promotion of 380 constables to head constables, 133 head constables to ASIs and 210 ASIs to SIs have already been approved.
Similarly, recommendations have been made for promotion of 94 inspectors to DSPs, 35 DSPs to SPs, 25 SPs to SSPs, 15 SSPs to DIGs and 11 DIGs to AIGs.
Vacant posts of constable are filled through open competition while those of ASI and inspector are filled through open competition and internally. Likewise, vacancies for head constable, SIs, DSPs, SPs, SSPs, DIGs, AIGs and IGP are filled through promotions. Nepal Police enjoys the power to promote officials up to the post of SPs, while the MoHA in association with the Cabinet handles promotion of SSPs, DIGs, AIGs and IGP.
A version of this article appears in print on July 19, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.