Vacant IPS posts holding back CM's promises in UP

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Lucknow, Nov 23 (UNI) As many as 66 Indian Police Service(IPS) posts in Uttar Pradesh lying vacant has put on the backburner mplementation of Chief Minister Mayawati's announcements related to law and order.

Ms Mayawati, after assuming charge of the state, had given a call to bring about jail reforms, to deal with organised crime with a well defined mechanism and book the corrupt and the criminals.

However, the vacant posts at senior level hamper implementation of these plans.

The biggest casuality is the law and order of the state in several districts including state capital of Lucknow.

Ms Mayawati had set up agencies like Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Special Investigation Team (SIT), created new posts in order to expedite jail reforms, increased the number of officers in Special Task Force (STF). The vacancies have led to several officers holding additional charge.

Three posts of Director General (DG), four of ADGs, ten posts of Inspector General of Police (IG), ten posts of DIGs, 26 posts of Superintendent of Police (SP) and 13 of PAC commandants who have a major role in maintaining law and order, are lying vacant in the state, as per the latest figures available at the state police headquarters.

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