Efficiency tests for cops on, scores to count in transfers
The UT police’s efficiency test is giving sleepless nights to cops these days.punjab Updated: Jul 27, 2016 14:02 IST
The UT police’s efficiency test is giving sleepless nights to cops these days.
The department is conducting a two-hour computer test — which comprises 100 objective questions — to be used as one of the yardsticks before deciding on transfers of station house officers (SHOs). The first such test was held on Tuesday.
Of 35 inspectors who were asked to appear in the test, only 19 gave the exam — due to some technical glitch — at Recruit Training Centre (RTCs), Sector 26.
The test takers said questions ranged from the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure to the IT Acts and the Punjab Police Service Rules.
Sources say ever since inspector general of police (IGP) Tajender Singh Luthra joined the UT, transfers are restrained, and ‘those who will not perform well may be transferred soon’. Inspectors rued they got just three days for preparation. Of over 2,000 questions given to study, 100 questions were selected for the test.
An inspector, who works with UT police technical wing, said how can a cop deployed with the technical wing be expected to have understanding of criminal law? One has to work in a police station to know the nuances, he added.
Two more batches of 20 inspectors each will appear in the test on Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sukhchain Singh Gill said the test is a part of a training programme, and is being held to brush up cops’ knowledge about the police system.