The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Haryana government on a petition challenging the appointment of Manoj Yadava as the state's Director General of Police. Justice Suresh Kait also asked Yadava his filed his reply on the plea filed by 1986-batch IPS officer Prabhat Ranjan Deo and posted the matter to July 11 for the next hearing.
In his petition, Deo submitted that he was superseded by Yadava who "does not have a good service record". Deo's counsel Aishwarya Sinha submitted, "The empanelment by the UPSC is self-contradictory and completely overlooks the eligibility and seniority of the petitioner, thus violating his right to live with dignity."
According to the petition, "The February 18 order regarding the appointment is in complete contravention to the settled principles of law as laid down by the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh case and the guidelines issued by the central government on appointment of DGP in the police hierarchy." Deo said he has a distinguished service record and was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2006 and President's Police Medal for distinguished service in 2013. (ANI)
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