Police Commissionerate System: The Uttar Pradesh government has now announced to implement the police commissionerate system in Ghaziabad, Agra and Prayagraj districts as well. Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi stamped this proposal in the cabinet meeting on Friday. Earlier, the commissionerate system was implemented in the capital Lucknow, Kanpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Varanasi. In such a situation, it is also necessary to know what is the police commissioner system? How else does it work?
Police Commissionerate System
Before independence, the British had implemented the Police Commissionerate system in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras in India. At that time all the judicial powers were with the police commissioner. The Police Commissionerate system is based on the Police System Act, 1861. After the country became independent, this system was implemented in other metros as well over time. This is the reason that now this system is applicable in many metros of India. In this system, the police do not have to wait for the orders of the DM. Because the police commissioner gets many rights of DM. In this system, the police itself can take all decisions related to law and order under any circumstances.
Rights of CrPC
In this system, all the rights of CRPC are with the Police Commissioner. They don’t have to take orders from the DM of the district in any case. The police commissioner himself can give orders for transfer of policemen, lathi charge or firing. In the normal police system, CRPC gives many rights related to law and order to the DM, but in the police commissionerate system, all these rights are directly with the police commissioner instead of the DM.
right to license
The police commissioner also has the authority to grant arms license, issue bar license and make hotel license in the districts. Apart from this, the police also have the right to give permission for picketing, decide on lathi charge, decide the number of police force. Even the police has the right to settle land related disputes.
Police Commissionerate Officer
In the Police Commissionerate system, an ADG rank officer is the Police Commissioner. This is the highest post of this system. After this, the IG rank officer is the Joint Commissioner of Police. While DIG rank officers are made Additional Commissioner of Police. Whose deployment varies in terms of crime and law and order.
The districts with Police Commissionerate are divided into different zones. Then in each zone an officer of SSP/SP rank is appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Police. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police are made under him, who are ASP rank officers. While the system of circle and police station in the district is similar to the normal police system. In which the designation of the jurisdictional officer is Assistant Commissioner of Police instead of CO (Circle officer). The SHO of the police station comes under ACP.