KP police amends outdated efficiency and discipline rules.
PESHAWAR -- In an effort to introduce effective means of supervision, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police has amended the outdated efficiency and discipline rules.
The erstwhile Efficiency & Discipline Rules 1975 were a big impediment in effective supervision within the force as they did not provide the field commanders i.e the DPOs and SDPOs with any effective powers to punish their under command.
Speaking on the occasion, the IGP KP Mr. Nasir Khan Durrani said that administration is predicated upon the ability to punish & reward and it is impossible to actually command a disciplined force without having these requisites. The IGP KP further added that the amendments will definitely have a positive impact on the discipline of KP Police. Prior to the recently introduced amendments, a District Police Officer was unable to punish the officers of the ranks of Inspector. Likewise, a SDPO had no powers to punish an officer of any rank.
The situation had rendered the office of SDPO ineffective and the DPOs were found reluctant to post Inspectors as SHO. Likewise, the RPOs had no means to discipline the SDPOs as the powers to punish an officer of the rank of BS-17 rested solely with the IGP. Needless to say, this state of affairs was adversely affecting the process of supervision and discipline within the force.
The amendments also include a number of checks specifically incorporated to prevent the abuse of power by the officers. The checks include the provision of second appeal for all the aggrieved officials who previously had no such opportunity. Likewise, in order to check exploitation of the officials by the senior command and to discourage favoritism / nepotism in award of punishments, the new laws also empower the appellate authority to take suo moto notice of any irregularity committed by the punishing authority and to revise the original orders.
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|Publication:||Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Sep 3, 2014|
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