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Govt plans radical changes in Delhi Police; new Act in offing

The government is planning to carry out amendments in the Delhi Police Act under which the Commissioner of Police will have an assured tenure of two years besides a minimum one year term as a Station House Officer.

delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2010 00:19 IST

The government is planning to carry out amendments in the Delhi Police Act under which the Commissioner of Police will have an assured tenure of two years besides a minimum one year term as a Station House Officer.

A draft bill of Delhi Police (Amendment) Bill, 2010 has been prepared by the Union Home Ministry and would be placed in Parliament after getting the necessary Cabinet approval.

According to the proposals prepared by the Ministry, the Commissioner of Police shall ordinarily have a minimum tenure of two years.

Officers posted as Joint Commissioner of Police (Ranges), Deputy Commissioner of Police (District) and SHOs shall ordinarily have a minimum tenure of one year.

The officer in these posts may be transferred prematurely by the competent authority for reasons of incompetence, unsuitability for the job, disciplinary action or court cases or if the government finds that the officer is professionally incompetent or his continuation is not in the public interest, for which the reasons are to be recorded in writing, the proposals said.

A Police Establishment Board comprising Commissioner of Police and three Special Commissioners will be formed within three months of enacting of the new Act and it will look after transfers and postings of Assistant Commissioners of Police and Inspectors.