A day after the media reported on the state of affairs in the home department headed by senior NCP leader Jayant Patil, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan approved a proposal for the appointment of A N Roy as the new Director General of Police of the Anti-corruption Bureau. Whether A N Roy will take up the new assignment as the new Director General of Police of the Anti-corruption Bureau remains to be seen. A N Roy had earlier been appointed as Director General of Police. However, his appointment was set aside by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and later by the Bombay High Court following a petition filed by S Chakravorty, the then DGP of Home Guards, who was subsequently appointed as DGP (ACB). Chakravorty retired on June 30 and the post had been lying vacant ever since. S S Virk, who was the senior-most IPS officer, was appointed in place of Roy in the first week of March. Initially, A N Roy was on leave and after he resumed duty, he was not given any assignment. The home department, though, has drawn flak for inordinate delay in posting and promotion of officers. Some senior officials have reportedly stated that there should a proper posting and transfer policy. If A N Roy was to be posted in the ACB, then the home department should not have taken nearly two months to take a decision. It kept an officer of the rank of DGP waiting for a long time. An IPS officer of the 1972 batch, Roy will retire in May 2010, while S S Virk’s extended term will end in October, 2009. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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