The Punjab Police today committed to the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal that zero tolerance policy towards drugs and corruption would be implemented and no false case will be registered in the state.
During a piping ceremony held at Panjab University law auditorium in Chandigarh today, Badal exhorted the police officers to take these three pledges in order to promote police-people relations in a constructive manner. He also warned that corrupt officials would be weeded out from the force and asked the DGP Suresh Arora to prepare a list of such dishonest reprobates. Advocating to transform the current perception of police Deputy CM assured that no dearth of funds would be allowed to come in the way of for modernization of police force and fastest promotions to the personnel would be given top priority.
He said that it is his endeavor always to resolve problems of Punjab Police so that the force can wholeheartedly immerse itself in the task of better policing, tackling crime and nabbing anti-social elements. Emphasizing that Punjab Police is one of the best forces of India Badal batted for more strengthening of the force and said as many as 3000 promotion would be effected taking the total number of promotions to 20,000 in previous 9 years. He also announced that dial 100 service would also be available for rural areas of state in the coming months.
Divulging more Badal, who also holds home portfolio, said after finalization of seniority decks have been cleared for promotions in the Punjab Police at all ranks and over 3,000 promotions of police officials would take place in coming days. To reduce stagnation in the ranks of police force he said government has decided to grant rank of head constable (personal rank) to those constables who have completed 16 years of service very soon. Deputy CM assured that no police officer would be reverted as government has decided to protect their ranks and pay in the armed battalions.
On the occasion, DGP, Punjab, Suresh Arora assured that all police personnel would fulfil the commitments made before the Deputy Chief Minister and said police would leave no stone unturned to come up to the expectations.
He said that to fix a common seniority in the police was a complex matter and it was finalized after a period of 20 years as the issue was under scrutiny of high court where several writs were filed by the claimants. Giving details he informed that as many as 343 promotions have been effected in this week in which 88 DSPs have been promoted as SPs, 102 Inspectors have been elevated as DSPs whereas 153 sub-inspectors were promoted as inspectors of police. DGP Arora revealed that about 900 promotions would also take place in July this on completion of promotional courses-lower school course, intermediate school course and upper school course which includes SI, ASI and HCs.