DySPs in state overburdened

PANAJI: Around 60 per cent of Goa police officers, especially Deputy Superintendents of Police (DYSPs) are holding more than two additional charges and are overburdened with workload. 

Out of 28 sanctioned posts of DySPs, only 13 are filled while there are 15 vacancies and as per sources, they have been kept on hold as the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is holding the Home Department portfolio, was away for treatment in the US.

The situation is such that the police officers are frustrated and discouraged as they would lose their promotion benefits if they get ad hoc promotions since these years will not be taken into account in service.

Sources informed that every Deputy Superintendent of Police is holding more than two additional charges and as such they are not in a position to make justice to the posts as time gets wasted for travelling from place of one charge to another.

Sub-divisional police officer from Porvorim Kiran Poduwal is holding additional charge of tourism while Gurudas Gawade SDPO, Bicholim is vice-principal of PTS Valpoi and coastal police.

Headquarters DySP is holding PHQ, MT (motor transport) as well as Economic Offences Cell while Sammy Tavares is holding charges of Crime, ATS and Anti-Narcotics Cell.