DIG Vinaytosh Mishra of 1983 batch presently posted at Bokaro in Jharkhand was shocked when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik honoured 26 personnel excluding him, although his name was present in the list.
Mishra expressed confusion as to why he was first nominated and then denied the medal. The officer has now lodged a complaint with the Chief Secretary Ajit Kumar Tripathy.
He said, "I do not know why I was not given the award... Since my name has got the approval of the President for receiving the medal for meritorious service. So it should have been awarded to me."
"I have met the chief secretary and complained him about it. It's better that you ask him about the issue," he added