Punjab Police is India’s first pressure to recruit civilian consultants for cutting-edge investigations

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 15

The Captain Amarinder Singh led Council of Ministers on Wednesday paved the best way for Punjab Police to grow to be India’s first police pressure drawing civilians as area consultants in IT/Digital, Legal Forensics and Finance to provide a high-quality innovative to its investigation features.

As many as 798 such consultants will probably be recruited straight as plain garments Civilian Support Staff for the Punjab Investigation Bureau, which is all set to get a dose of recent skilled blood and a qualitative edge with the induction of a complete of 4,251 personnel, throughout totally different ranks and positions, because of the restructuring of the Punjab Police division.

The restructuring was accredited by the Cabinet, led by the Chief Minister, at a VC assembly, in keeping with an official spokesperson.

The restructuring, which can allow the Bureau to make direct recruitments within the ranks of Sub-Inspectors/Head Constables and Constables, will probably be finished in a revenue-neutral method, by abolishing 4849 present posts, thus making certain that there isn’t any extra monetary burden on the state exchequer, an official spokesperson mentioned.

As per provisional plans, direct recruitment of 1481 cops will probably be undertaken throughout ranks (297 SIs, 811 Head Constables and 373 Constables), which might be a game-changer as they’ll infuse recent blood that may deliver within the requisite skill-sets, experience and expertise to hold out specialised investigations, such cyber investigations, monetary investigations for financial crimes, and so on.

This will deliver a couple of qualitative change within the investigation course of, which is presently within the purview of the final cops within the Punjab Investigation Bureau, that was arrange in 2015.

It would assist enhance the standard of investigations in NDPS instances towards drug smugglers and suppliers. Such recruitments of graduates in regulation, forensics and commerce & different domains would additionally permit the educated youth of Punjab in getting jobs and making careers within the Punjab Police service.

These recent recruitments could be finished after taking out these posts from the purview of the Subordinate Service Selection Board by way of Police Recruitment Board.

This will allow the Bureau to additionally fill 100% posts (159 posts) of Ministerial Staff as per present Punjab Police Ministerial Staff Rules and 798 posts of Civilian Support Staff as per the brand new proposed service guidelines. The remaining 1,947 posts of Subordinate Ranks (Inspector to Constables) out of the full 4,521 posts sanctioned in Punjab Bureau of Investigation would initially be crammed up by deputation from Punjab Police and, thereafter, by promotion from the ranks of Punjab Bureau of Investigation.

The Cabinet has additionally accordingly accredited “The Punjab Police Investigation Cadre Subordinate Ranks (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2020” to control the recruitment/appointment and the circumstances of service of the Subordinate Ranks (Constables to Inspectors) of the Punjab Bureau of Investigation Cadre.

The restructuring would assist enhance effectivity, cut back delays and guarantee efficient supervision of investigations, thereby attaining the targets as laid down by the Supreme Court within the Prakash Singh case.

The Punjab Bureau of Investigation would cope with 5 forms of severe felony instances i.e. Homicide & Forensic (H&F) Unit, Crime towards Women and Children (CAW & C) Unit, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Unit, Special Crime (SC) Unit and Economic Offences & Cyber Crime (EO&CC) Unit.

These represent round 14-15% of the state’s whole crime.

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