Centre extends Punjab Police Act to Chandigarh
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Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010, 00:04
New Delhi: The Centre has extended the Punjab Police Act to the union territory of Chandigarh and fixed the tenure of local police officers, including SHOs, at two years and authorised the Administrator to set up Railway police stations within its jurisdiction.

While extending the Act to Chandigarh, the government announced through a notification that the chief of Chandigarh Police should have a tenure of not less than two years unless he attains the age of superannuation or is incapacitated by physical or mental illness or otherwise unable to discharge his functions.

An officer posted as Inspector General of Police of a zone, Deputy Inspector General of Police of a range, Senior Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Police in a police district, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Police in a sub-division and Station House Officer in a Police Station in a district, shall have a minimum tenure of two years, the notification said.

"The Administrator may create Crime Investigation Units in police stations, as he may deem necessary," it said.

With a view to prevent, detect and investigate crime and for maintaining law and order in trains passing through the areas falling in his jurisdiction, the administrator may create a Railway Police Station consisting of such railway lines and other railway area in the Union territory, it said.

The notification also said the Centre may establish a Security Commission for the Union territory of Chandigarh with such composition and functions as may be prescribed.

The Union government recommended setting up a Police Establishment Committee which will decide the matters with regard to postings and transfers of all police officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and below.


First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010, 00:04

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