UP Police Keeps Caste Data Of IPS Officers ‘Under Closet’

LUCKNOW || An RTI reply by the UP DGP office to Lucknow based activist Nutan Thakur has revealed that the DGP office maintains the caste data of IPS officers of the State, along with other information.

The RTI information provided to Nutan contains a one-page Biodata of her husband IPS officer Amitabh Thakur. This bio-data includes basic information related to Amitabh like his batch, date of birth, educational qualification and various posting etc. In addition, it also mentions Amitabh’s caste as General (Bhumihar).

Interestingly, the bio-data of the IPS officers as shown on the website of UP Police https://uppolice.gov.in/ provides most of this information but does not mention the officer’s caste.

As per Nutan, this makes it clear that the UP Government maintains secret data of the caste of IPS officers and uses it for transfer and posting etc.

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