Governments’ unwise decisions and policy firmness often end up in huge loss to the exchequer. One typical example is the T. P. Senkumar’s case in which the State Government had to spend lakhs of rupees in various ways. It is informed that the Government had to spend more than Rs. 20 lakh in the name of fees for the lawyers who appeared for the Government.
Senkumar while serving as the Director General of Police (DGP) in Kerala was removed from the position by the Government in April 2016. He was then appointed as the chairman of Kerala Police Housing and Construction Ltd and consequently Loknath Behra was appointed DGP.
Senkumar had appealed before the Central Administrative Tribunal and had maintained that his removal was against the norms of Kerala Police Act. According to the Act, the term for a DGP is two years. Senkumar had not served his period when he was removed. The officer had also approached the High Court but the verdicts by both of these institutions were against him. Later Senkumar filed a petition before Supreme Court which directed the Government to reinstate him.