Will Sanjay Pandey lose DG post to juniors?


Mumbai- Promotions to the post of director general, Maharastra Police is two months away and internal politics are already at play. IPS Sanjay Pandey qualifies for the post as per seniority norms, but he could lose out to his junior officers thanks to a quirky trail of circumstance. On 12 April 2000, Pandey tendered his resignation, but it was kept on hold for two years. In 2002, Pandey withdrew his resignation. But when he came back, he was not deputed to any post till the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) intervened and asked the state government to reinstate him, and also asked it to disregard the intervening two years and eight months. However, with the DG promotions on their way again, the state government has declared that Pandey is ineligible for the post, taking his two years of resignation into consideration. Technically, Pandey is eligible for the DG post in January 2017 but it seems to be  a tight fix. Currently, he is serving as ADG (Home Guards). Mumbai Live tried speaking to Sanjay Pandey, but he refused to comment.