New Delhi: Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has put the ball in the Ministry of Home Affairs' court for giving organised services status to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). According to the latest letter by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), it has asked MHA to move a proposal for grant of organised status'immediately'.

Once MHA issues the order, entry for IPS officers will be restricted in para-military forces up to IG rank. Earlier, forces were expecting a delay in implementation of Supreme court order which was in favour of paramilitary forces and had asked the government to provide organised service status to the forces. 

After the implementation, there will be significant monetary benefits for the officers. "In compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court, the proposal for granting organised status to the CAPFs and the RPF needs to be moved immediately. It may be noted that the procedure for granting organised status to a service is similar to that of a cadre review. 

Such a proposal, initially moved by Cadre Controlling Authority(CCA), is examined by DoPT and Department of Expenditure, and subsequently, their recommendations are placed before the Cadre Review Committee(CRC) chaired by the Cabinet Secretary. The proposal is then sent for final approval of the Cabinet by the CCA," DoPT said in a letter issued to MHA.

"In view of the above, MHA/Ministry of Railways are requested to move a proposal for grant of organised status for Implementation of the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court immediately. The directions of the Hon'ble Court regarding deputation of IPS officers to CAPFs and RPF may also be kept in view while formulating the proposal," Dopt said asking MHA to accord this as 'top priority'.

Now MHA will move a proposal to grant organised service status to Railway Protection Force and Para-military forces. After the approval, forces will be given the status of organised services which will ban IPS officers from joining para-military up to IG level on central deputation, and only three posts will be given to IPS officers. This will be a major problem for IPS officers as para-military forces accommodate a large number of IPS officers at various levels.