No, there is no policy In the. South African Police Service (SAPS) that determines that once a member has qualified and applied for a specific post, he/she is placed in another post that he/she” has‘ not applied for. ’
(a) and (b) The administration of promotions in the SAPS is regulated by, inter alia, National Instruction, 3 of 2015 (Promotion and Grade Progression of Employees of the SAPS, from Post Level 1 to Post Level 12 and from Constable up to Colonel). This National Instruction requires employees to physically assume a post that he/she was promoted to and function in that post, for a minimum period of two years. This National Instruction provides for a process of withdrawing a promotion, should such requirements not be complied with. However, the National Instruction makes provision for ther National Commissioner, a Divisional Commissioner or a Provincial Commissioner to transfer an employee, from th new higher post to another vacant post, at the same level, in the interest of enhancing service delivery.
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