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CAT quashes IPS select list

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Chennai, May 5 (UNI) The Chennai-Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today quashed the select list of 1994-95 IPS officers, finalised in 1999, by which DIG P Sivanandi gained seniority.

Allowing applications filed by five IPS officers, the CAT Bench comprising Vice Chairman Justice P Shanmugham and Administrative Member V Lakshmi Ratan quashed the 1994-1995 select list and directed the Union Home Secretary, Union Public Service Commission and Tamil Nadu State Home Secretary to re-do the list strictly considering only the records that ought to have been considered instead of any record that might have been written far later than the relevant cutoff date of March 31, 1994.

The applicants sought to quash the proceedings of Union Home Secretary and consequential proceedings on March 23, 2004 and the order dated June 9, 2005 in so far as Mr Avudiappan and Mr Sivanandi were concerned and direct the authorities to assign appropriate placement to the applicants in the seniority list and extend the consequential benefits arising there from.

Originally the applicants had challenged the promotion of Mr Avudiappan and Mr Sivanandi over them in the 'inter se' seniority list of IPS officers.

On April 11, last year, the CAT had directed the authorities concerned to dispose of the representations from the applicants and take a decision expeditiously and communicate the same to the applicants within three months.

The Union Home Ministry, after considering the representations, rejected it by an order dated June 9. Challenging this, the applicants approached the Tribunal.

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