It's official now, Deodat Dulalchan will not be the next Commissioner of Police, at least not anytime soon.
This comes after the Parliament voted in favour of a negative resolution to a motion brought by the Opposition, that sought to have his name forwarded to President Paula-Mae Weekes as the PSC's nominee.
The motion was the last of eight pieces of legislation that were passed by the Government over a two-hour span, without a single member of the Opposition in the House of Representatives.
Lawyers representing Deodat Dulalchan have written to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley calling for him to be appointed as Commissioner of Police.
"We trust that the Government which you lead will act appropriately consonant with the needs of the Police Service and society at large and therefore support our client's nomination for the position of Commissioner of Police," the letter, written by attorney-at-law Kiel Tikasingh states.
The letter states that the failure to appoint a Commissioner of Police is a "lethal blow to the morale of the Police Service".