Diwali Bonanza! UP Witnesses Biggest Ever Mass Promotion, 25,091 Constables Elevated to Head Constable Post
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Lucknow, October 9: In what is believed to be the biggest mass promotion ever in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Monday elevated a total of 25,091 constables to higher posts. According to a tweet by the Uttar Pradesh police, the elevation comes after orders of the DGP UP that the UP Police recruitment board has promoted 25,091 Constables to the post of Head Constables. “First time ever in the history of UP Police, as many as 25091 Constables were promoted to the post of Head Constable today. We wish them the best of their career ahead!”, the UP Police tweeted.

Soon after the news of promotion broke, the constables expressed happiness over the decision. To celebrate the mass promotion, sweets were distributed and there was a happy atmosphere at the police stations in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh government has, therefore, marked a new record for the biggest mass promotion this year.

The Uttar Pradesh police also mentioned a comparative figure of the elevations in the last three years. In 2018, the total number of promotions of non-gazetted officers was 36,062. While in 2017, the total number of officers who were promoted was 8,910 while the year 2016 saw 15,803 promotions in the Uttar Pradesh Police.

Earlier this month, an Apple executive Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by a UP constable Prashant Chowdhury. Two constables, Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar, were arrested after an FIR was lodged on basis of a complaint by Tiwari’s colleague Sana Khan, who was travelling with him that night. Both the constables were dismissed from the job. Apple Employee Vivek Tiwari Murder: CCTV Footage Nails Cop's Lies; Victim's Wife Meets UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

In the wake of the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had Saturday said a CBI inquiry would be recommended if needed. Meanehile, Kalpana Tiwari, wife of the deceased Vivek Tiwari, in a letter to the CM, had demanded a CBI probe, job security for her two daughters and Rs 1 crore as compensation.