Chandigarh to rejig norms for promotion, recruitment of cops

According to the officials, a meeting with senior police officers, chaired by Agarwal, was also held last week.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published: July 27, 2016 1:03 pm
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THE Chandigarh administration has decided to rework the existing rules for promotion and recruitment of cops in the city. Officials said Chandigarh would replace the rules from its existing Punjab police service rules to Chandigarh police service rules.

Officials said it will be for the first time that Chandigarh would form its own rules which will address all the issues including promotion, recruitment, transfers of the cops in the city.

“We have prepared a draft for the recruitment and promotions of the cops in the city,” UT Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal told Chandigarh Newsline Tuesday. “Chandigarh police will form its service rules.”

According to the officials, a meeting with senior police officers, chaired by Agarwal, was also held last week.

In the new draft, officials said it has been mentioned that the promotion for the cops will be done after a particular time frame unlike the present, where there is no defined time-frame after the promotions will be made.

The official said the new rules also have talked about the deputation time for the officers in the city. “The time-frame and the number of officers who can come from outside Chandigarh and their deputation time in the city will be defined,” said a official privy to the development.

The official added that in the new rules the administration has talked about transfer of police personnel. “We have included the sensitive and nonsensitive postings for the officers. The new policy has information about the postings in RB, Vigilance and others places like police lines and others,” said the official.

According to the official, as soon the draft would be approved by the UT Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki, the new rules will replace the existing ones.

A meeting of Police’s Department Promotion Committee will also be held on Wednesday where the promotions of eight UT police inspectors will be decided. “Some of the inspectors are retiring this month. We will make sure that all the promotions take place before July 31, so that no one is deprived of any benefit,” said Agarwal.

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