Retired IPS K Vijay Kumar Steps Down as Advisor to MHA, Hunt On for Replacement

Ok Vijay Kumar, Senior Safety Advisor (SSA) to the Ministry of House Affairs, has expressed his unwillingness to proceed within the submit as a result of private causes, News18 has learnt.

Confirming the event, Kumar informed News18 that he had left for Chennai and formally communicated his determination to the House Ministry. Sources additionally confirmed that the hunt for a brand new advisor has begun.

A top-level official mentioned Kumar vacated his Delhi lodging a number of weeks in the past and isn’t holding any workplace now. Nearly 4 weeks in the past, he had given a lecture on the Lal Bahadur Shastri Nationwide Academy of Administration and later put in his papers.

Sources claimed he stepped down after which went again to Chennai as a result of private causes. The officer, who had been dealing with and advising the federal government on problems with Left Wing Extremism (LWE), had been lacking from some key conferences held on the high degree previously few weeks.

He additionally informed the workplaces involved to straight contact him for coordination since he had no workplace employees, sources mentioned.

It’s anticipated that the federal government will appoint a brand new advisor, provided that the struggle towards Naxalism has reached its remaining section. Nonetheless, no names have been cleared for the submit by the ministry but.

Kumar, a retired 70-year-old IPS officer, was appointed as Senior Safety Advisor to the Union House Ministry in 2019 and was persevering with within the submit.

The official communication when Kumar was appointed had mentioned that the 1975 batch officer was appointed to advise the ministry on security-related issues of Jammu and Kashmir and Left Wing Extremism-affected states. He had visited numerous key areas affected by LWE and was concerned in strategising operations towards Naxals.

The officer had served in numerous key positions, together with Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, STF Tamil Nadu chief, DG CRPF, and Commissioner Chennai.

He hit the headlines after efficiently conducting Operation Cocoon by which Veerappan was eradicated by the STF, which was then headed by him. He was given cost of CRPF after Naxals killed 76 personnel in Dantewada in 2010. The officer had over a decade-long expertise in coping with LWE.

The federal government of India has mentioned that the steadfast implementation of the Nationwide Coverage and Motion Plan to Deal with Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-2015 has resulted in a constant decline in LWE violence. The incidents of LWE violence have decreased by 77 per cent from an all-time excessive of two,258 in 2009 to 509 in 2021, it mentioned.

Equally, the resultant deaths of civilians and safety personnel have decreased by 85 per cent from an all-time excessive of 1,005 in 2010 to 147 in 2021, the ministry added.

“The geographical unfold of the violence has additionally decreased as solely 46 districts reported LWE-related violence in 2021 as in comparison with 96 districts in 2010. Decline in geographical unfold can also be mirrored in decreased variety of districts coated below the Safety Associated Expenditure (SRE) Scheme. The variety of SRE districts was additionally decreased from 126 to 90 in April 2018 and additional to 70 in July 2021,” the MHA mentioned in a reply within the Rajya Sabha.​

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