Lucknow : With a total strength of 407 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav Government made transfer orders of 2454 IPS officers during its regime during March 2012 to March 2017. This fact has been revealed by the information provided to RTI activist Dr Nutan Thakur by IG (Karmik) UP P C Meena.
As per the RTI information, there are 78 officers who were transferred on 10 or more occasions during this 05 year period. Of them Umesh Kumar Srivastava got transferred 20 times, while Anees Ahmad Ansari 18, Rajendra Prasad Pandey 17 and Dilip Kumar was transferred 16 times. 05 IPS officers, including recently suspended Himanshu Kumar were transferred 15 times each.
215 IPS officers were transferred 05 or more times during this 05 years period.
Among the least transferred officers were Sanjay Tarde who was transferred once to CBCID and remained there all through and Kamal Saxena who was transferred once to the Home Department.
As per the RTI information, among the IPS officers suspended during this period, IG Amitabh Thakur was kept suspended for a maximum of 10 months while most others got reinstated within a few days or 2-3 months.
As per this information, an IPS officer in Uttar Pradesh is transferred 27.3 times during his career. Among them IG Pramod Kumar Mishra has been transferred 55 times in his entire career of 33 years while IG Vijay Kumar Garg has been transferred 52 times, DIG Umesh Kumar Srivastava and IG R K Swarnkar 51 times and Gopal Lal Meena 50 times. There are 50 IPS officers in UP Cadre who got transferred 40 or more times in their career.
As per Nutan Thakur, this rapid transfer during Akhilesh Raj meant an average of 1.3 IPS officers transfer per day for the 05 year period, while it also meant that an average of 6 transfers per IPS officer.