7 IPS officers applied for Central deputation during TDP rule

Hyderabad: The Opposition parties have been alleging that due to the Andhra Pradesh government’s uncooperative attitude several All India Service (AIS) officers have applied for Central deputation and names of several senior officers like former DGP R.P. Thakur have been doing the rounds. Now, the ministry of Home affairs, Police-I division, has clarified that only seven IPS officers applied for Central deputation from 2014 to 2020 January.

In a reply to an RTI application filed by this scribe, the chief public information officer (CPIO) and director (police-I) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr A.K. Saran, said seven IPS officers applied for Central deputation.

The seven includes Vikram Singh, 1998 batch, who applied for Central deputation on 24 February 2014, before the reorganisation of the state. P.S.R Anjaneyulu, 1992 batch, applied for Central deputation on 9 January 2015, Tushar Aditya Tripathi, 1987 batch, applied on 17 January 2018, while V.S.K. Kaumudi, 1986 batch, applied on 23 February 2016.

Meanwhile, S.A. Huda, 1979 batch, applied for Central deputation on 3 March 2016, and Anjana Sinha, 1990 batch, applied twice, first on 3 January 2016 and again on 26 December 2017. Santosh Mehra, 1987 batch, also applied twice, first on 11 September 2018 and again on 23 March 2019. He was originally allotted to Andhra Pradesh but is still working in Telangana. IPS P.S.R Anjaneyulu, 1992 batch, was initially posted as transport commissioner and later given a bigger post as director-general of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

All the requests by the IPS officers for Central deputation were raised during the TDP regime and no IPS officer has applied for Central deputation after the change of guard in the state.

Patri Vasudevan

Patri Vasudevan, is a senior journalist, worked with both visual and print media. He has 22 years’ experience in journalism. He has expertise in war zone reporting. Covered LTTE stories in Sri Lanka, and Nandigram & Lalgarh are best assignments, during his stint with TV9 and Sakshi TV at New Delhi. Vasudevan also served Deccan Chronicle, and filed good number of political investigative stories. As an RTI activist, Vasudevan could able to elicit frauds in the banking sector, and wrote number of interesting stories on as to how parking funds are misused.

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