Hyderabad: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) at Hyderabad ordered notice to the Union Government, Telangana State government and the Director General of Police Anurag Sharma to respond to a petition filed by the Telangana advisor and former DG of ACB A K Khan seeking salary on par with Anurag Sharma and the restructuring of his pensionary benefits in tune with the revised salary.
While Anurag Sharma was appointed DGP of the State in June 2014 and Khan retired as DG of ACB on December 31, 2016. J K Shrivastava, CAT Member directed the authorities to respond to the plea within four weeks.
The petitioner pointed out that the present DGP was his junior in the IPS cadre and that when Telangana was formed in June 2014, Anurag Sharma was selected as DGP of the new State in the apex fixed scale of Rs 80,000. A situation had come where he was drawing less salary than his junior. Appearing for the petitioner counsel Mohammad Shafiquzzaman complained that he was denied a chance to become DGP despite being the senior most officer and that he was made to draw a salary that was less than the one being drawn by his junior.