“We will directly recruit DySPs as per rules and vacancies,” Parrikar told TOI.
It is after a two-decade hiatus that direct recruitments will be taking place. The government had initiated the process of filling 50% DySP posts through direct recruitment with retrospective effect from 1998. There are a total of 32 DySP posts of which 11 were filled. In 1997, six DySPs were recruited directly. Some of them have been inducted into the Indian Police Service, while a few have been promoted as superintendents of police.
The government had initiated a similar exercise in 2012 soon after Parrikar had taken over as CM, but could not complete the process as senior police officers protested against the move.
The core committee report on police training had also opposed direct recruitments to the post of DySPs saying it “reduces the chances of subordinate ranks for promotion and is a serious impediment in the development of correct attitudes and values”.
According to Rule 5 of the Goa Police Service Rules, 1997, 20% of vacancies of the junior scale (DySP) should be filled by direct recruitment, while the rest were to be filled by promoting officers, who substantively hold the post of PI, on a regular basis for a minimum period of five years under the Goa government. However, the government had issued a notification on December 8, 2011, stating only 50% of serving officers of the rank of PI would be promoted to the post of DySP, while another 50% would be filled by direct recruitment.