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Punjab Police (Amendment) Ordinance come up in assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The cabinet today decided to place the Police (Amendment) 2018 before the for enactment in the forthcoming Budget session.

This decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of here.

The Ordinance, promulgated by the on January 2, had replaced DIGs with IGs in the ranges as part of the government's efforts to rationalise the police structure in the state, said an

Under the provisions of the new Act, Section (4b) of the Act of 2007 would be substituted as "the of subordinate ranks of district police, armed police, intelligence, investigation and technical and support services shall form separate cadres".

Seniority of each cadre shall be maintained at the state level. Transfer of a member of one cadre to another cadre shall not be allowed.

However, the of subordinate rank working in special operation group may be transferred to district police after the successful completion of the fixed tenure in special operation group as specified by the government.

In case an of subordinate rank is rendered completely or partially disabled during operations or training, the period of fixed tenure can be relaxed by the of Police for the purpose of transfer to district police.

The who opts for transfer to district police, if transferred, his seniority shall be placed at the bottom of the officers holding the same rank in the district police.

Section 9 would be substituted as "range shall be headed by an officer of the rank of of Police or of Police who shall supervise the police administration of such range, and report to the of Police directly or through any superior officer as and when posted".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 00:55 IST
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