Former cricketer Joginder Sharma, who is serving as DSP in Haryana Police has approached High Court against state government's decision of not including his name in the promotion list for Indian Police Service (IPS).
Sharma contended that the state government is not doing justice to him. “The government is considering names of 12 state police service officer for promoting to IPS. Most of DSPs recommended for promotion had joined the police service in 2009, which is two years later than his joining,” Sharma contented in his petition.
Former cricketer Joginder Sharma argues
He claimed that he had completed probation before at least 11 DSP making him eligible for the promotion. Sharma argued that as per the appointment letter dated September 4, 2007, his service in the police was confirmed two years after joining. He joined the post on October 5, 2007.
On the other hand, state government countered by saying that the service of the petitioner was confirmed after successful completion of training. In the light of this fact, Joginder Sharma was confirmed from January 9, 2014, which is six years and three months after his joining.
“A bare reading of Rule 10 makes it amply clear that an entrant in service is not an intern and is inducted in service as a full-fledged employee. Thus, the period of service of the petitioner before completion of training cannot be excluded for the purpose of completion of probation period for the sake of confirmation,” said the plea.
On the above ground, Sharma argued that the probation period includes the period of training and the appointment letter clearly mentioned that he will remain on probation for a period of two years.
A couple of days back, Haryana police had booked Joginder Sharma for abetment to suicide. A 27 years old youth Pawan hanged himself from celing in Hisar. His mother Sunita alleged that Joginder Sharma and his accomplices have threatened and terrorised him over a property dispute forcing him to take this drastic step.
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