Sportsy Constables Eye Out Of Turn Promotions | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: The Police Department has called for applications for out-of-tour promotion under a 5% athletic quota. Constables who have won medals in various national and international sporting events in the past three years are eligible to apply.
Manoj Kumar Meena, SSP, Headquarters, issued a circular mentioning that cops who participated in national and international level sporting events in the last three years from 2019 to May 31, 2021, can send their applications through their SSP, SP and Commander, IRB, along with self-certified photocopies of their accomplishments for review. Candidates must ensure that their achievements meet the eligibility criteria, according to the ordinance

Meena said only constable-ranked cops can apply. At this time, the department does not intend to give out-of-turn promotions to cops above the rank of constable, the SSP said.
A constable who has won medals in equestrian sports in police games is delighted. “Many cops have won medals in the police games and it’s a good chance for them to get promotions within the sports quota,” he said.
At the same time, resentment is mounting among the inspectors for excluding them. One of the inspectors said he will send a complaint against the alleged bias to the DGP. Many of them had won accolades at different sporting events.
Inspector Baldev Kumar, assigned to the traffic wing, had won a bronze medal at the 12th WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physical Sports Championships 2021 held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in October 2021 Inspector Harinder Sekhon, assigned to the Security Wing, had won a bronze medal in the men’s physical category at the America Amateur Olympia bodybuilding competition held in Las Vegas in September 2019. In total , 539 athletes from all over the world had participated. Inspector Amanjot had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Masters Judo Games held in Jaipur, which was attended by players from 15 countries.
On the other hand, Meena said the department issued standing orders for the direct recruitment of 39 band personnel.

Teresa E. Burton