With the tussle between IPS and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) officers over grant of better pay to the latter threatening to precipitate into an ugly battle, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is considering a proposal that will momentarily grant relief to CAPF officers by partially acceding to their demands, it is learnt.
MHA hopes this will break the impasse over implementation of Non-Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) of CAPF officers and save the government from facing contempt proceedings from the Supreme Court. It was the apex court which granted the benefit to the forces and has fixed September 30 deadline for its implementation.
Sources said the MHA has been given a proposal that to grant NFFU to all eligible officers, the ministry must make a one-time relaxation of recruitment rules. This should be done in order to ensure a majority of officers, who genuinely deserve NFFU given the seniority they have attained, are not left out because of old recruitment rules which do not befit an organised Group A service. It has also been proposed that fresh service rules be framed which must come into force in a year.
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla had on September 5 held a meeting with senior officers of the CAPF cadre from BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and CISF. This was the first…