Under-fire Akhilesh bars posting of cops in home, nearby dists

In addition to this, the provision under the previous system also bars posting of police personnel in those districts where they own 'immovable assets'.

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published:June 5, 2014 5:02 am
Yadav decided to revive the earlier system of not posting constables in their home or neighbouring districts. Yadav decided to revive the earlier system of not posting constables in their home or neighbouring districts.

Facing flak from all quarters for the deteriorating law and order in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, in a significant step on Tuesday, decided to revive the earlier system of “not posting constables and head constables in their home or neighbouring districts”.

This marks the striking down of Akhilesh’s one of the six “popular” decisions that he took upon assuming charge of office in 2012, despite reservations from officials that “the working of the personnel would get affected due to their stakes in their areas (home or neighbouring districts)”. It had kept the ban on posting in home districts intact.

At that point, the official statement of the state government, a copy of which is available with The Indian Express, had read: “Since most of the constables and head constables are posted in far-off districts, these low paid police personnel face family and other social difficulties. Keeping this in mind, cabinet has decided to lift the ban on posting of constables and head constables in the districts neighboring their home districts.”

On Tuesday, however, a day after Akhilesh removed Principal Secretary (Home) Anil Gupta from the post, it was decided in a cabinet meeting chaired by the CM to “revive the old order dated July 11, 1986”.

“In order to strengthen the law and order situation, Cabinet has decided to not post constables and head constables in their home districts or neighboring districts,” read an official statement of the state government.

In addition to this, the provision under the previous system also bars posting of police personnel in those districts where they own “immovable assets”. This provision, too, will come into place now.

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    Jun 5, 2014 at 12:23 am
    Post them wherever....but they need to be on the road ...talking to people....and finding information and uring people by taking action in locking up the criminals. They need only admin staff at police stations. All the rest have to be on the patrol getting results and meeting targets of solving crimes and preventing crimes by arresting people in advance before crime happens. For this they need to create a network of informers..and this will only happen when they talk to people everyday. People will soon have a new respect for the police when they do this.
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