Shillong: To improve policing in this northeastern state, Meghalaya government Monday said it is
constituting a `Police Accountability Commission` (PAC) aimed
at improving work culture and discipline of the force.
"We have decided to set up a police accountability
commission, which is constituted as per Section 74 of the
Meghalaya Police Act (MPA)," Meghalaya Home Minister HDR
Lyngdoh told reporters.
On the role and function of the commission, Lyngdoh said,
"The function and powers of the commission will be similar to
that of a civil court enforcing trials and suits against any
complaints against the department or its personnel."
Headed by the Home Minister, the commission will have the
Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Director General of Police
(DGP) as members.
Apart from the officials from the government, Lyngdoh
said, the commission will also have non-official members.
The Home Minister said the non-official members of the
Commission will be a retired officer not below the rank of a
Principal Secretary, a retired officer not below the rank of a
IGP and a person having 10 years experience in public
Last year, in compliance with the Meghalaya Police Act,
the state government has set up the State Security Commission
headed by the Chief Minister.