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The plea submitted that under the new SCT policy mentioned in the standing order dated September 27, 2022, the prescribed period for service in the hard field area has been increased from two years to three years.
On three CRPF employees' petitions challenging the new Summer Chain Transfer (SCT) policy, which was implemented in September 2022, the Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Central Government and the CRPF Director General.
A bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait and Justice Neena Bansal directed the Central Government to place an affidavit before the bench in this regard.
The petitioners through Advocates Abhinav Garg, Anshul Kumar and Bhanu Pratap have sought their transfer as per the SCT policy mentioned in Standing Order dated December 29, 2016, because they were transferred to Hard Area vide order dated May 15, 2020, for a prescribed period of two years.
Under the new SCT policy mentioned in the standing order dated September 27, 2022, the prescribed period for service in the hard field area has been increased from two years to three years.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General and the Centre Government have been accused of failing to consider how the petitioners and other personnel who received transfers in SCT 2020 would be affected retroactively by the new standing order that was issued on September 27, 2022, as the criteria outlined in the previous standing order that led to their transfers were not being followed. Instead, the benefits of the policy were denied to them.
Additionally, the plea stated that the cutoff date for calculating the tenure of a personnel is 30th june of every year, however, every year these transfers get delayed due to administrative reasons and the ultimate loss is of the petitioners and other personnel
Case Title: Arvin Kumar & Ors. vs. Union of India & Anr
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