Three addl inspectors to be posted at 414 police stns
AIM To improve police working and reduce work pressure on personnel
LUCKNOW: Three additional inspectors will be posted at 414 police stations across the state under the supervision of a main inspector in charge. The additional inspectors’ work will be divided under three major heads: law and order, crime and administration, while the senior most inspector will be the in charge of the police station.
In a circular dated June 13, 2018, director general of police (DGP) OP Singh had issued these orders to district police chiefs to enforce it at all 414 police stations of circle office headquarters out of 1568 police stations across the state. In Lucknow, there are 14 police circles, including Hazratganj, Alambagh, Sarojininagar, Cantt, Gomti Nagar, Ghazipur, Mahanagar, Aliganj, Chowk, Qaiserbagh, Bazarkhala, Maliahabad, Bakshi Ka Talab and Mohanlaganj where this new concept will be introduced.
The DGP said the arrangement was being made to improve police working and lower work pressure on personnel. He said it would also help in speedy investigation, effective enforcement of government orders and maintaining law and order, apart from bringing down the crime graph.
The DGP circular asks the districts police chiefs to comply with the order as early as possible. The orders reads that it must be ensured while posting additional inspectors that the inspector, who is senior among all, shall be made the in charge of the police station.
“In case of shortage of inspectors, the additional work should be assigned to the inspectors available. For example, if only two additional inspectors are posted at the police station, then the inspector in charge may assign the additional responsibility of the third inspector to any of the two inspectors,” the order reads, explaining the concept.
The order also has details of duties assigned to the inspector in charge of the police stations and three additional inspectors. The in charge will hold the responsibility of everything from registration of FIRs, crime investigation, patrolling to law and order .
The in charge’s responsibility is defined under 24 different points.
The role of additional inspector for administration is also defined under different points. He will be responsible for all office-related work, maintenance of police station, Maal Khana (store room), attending public grievances, human resource management, public relations, verification work, accounts work, disposal of RTI applications, community policing, police modernisation and appeal related work.
The role of additional inspector for crime is defined under 24 different points.
He will be responsible for curbing crime , visiting crime scenes, working out crime incidents, investigations, maintaining criminals’ dossiers, history sheeters details and reviewing investigations of by sub inspectors. In addition, he will chalk out a plan to prevent crime incidents by analysing UP100 crime data, study crime pattern and trends to take precautionary measures and intensify patrolling.
The role of additional inspector for law and order is defined under 17 points and he will have the responsibility of beat patrolling in the area, maintaining law and order in case of any protest, violence, festivals or any other religious or political gatherings, VVIP movements, traffic, security review of malls, markets and other important establishment in his area.
This system is being enforced on the recommendation of a sixmember committee headed by ADG Ashutosh Pandey. The committee also comprised three PPS officers, including two ASPs, a DSP and two inspectors to give suggestions on the basis of their experiences.