Punjab Police first to issue UID to all its officials
The Punjab Police Thursday claimed to have become the first force in the country to have issued Unique Identification Number (UID) to all its officials.
Chandigarh: The Punjab Police Thursday claimed
to have become the first force in the country to have issued Unique Identification Number (UID) to all its officials.
Officials right from constable up to DGP rank, besides all
ministerial staff working with the Punjab Police have been
issued UID, a senior police official said.
"Almost all members of the force have been given a
permanent Unique ID number on the basis of his year, unit,
rank and belt number given at the time of recruitment," P S
Gill, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab said while
releasing the UID numbers here today.
He said it would help in tracing the policemen and UID
number would be printed by Ultra Violet technology to check
the fake ID cards and all policemen would be issued UID
cards from police headquarters.
In another decision, every member of the force has been designated as an officer.
Gill said that in a novel measure to motivate the police
force, it has been decided to change the nomenclature of every
employee of the department to officer.
Constable and Head Constable rank employees would be
known as junior enrolled police officer, Assistant Sub
Inspector, SI, Inspector rank employees will be referred as
senior enrolled officers.
The DGP said that DSP, DCP and ASP and other higher rank
officers have been kept in the category of superior police
He said that this path-breaking move has been taken as
per the recommendations of New Draft Punjab Police Rules.