The Punjab Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018
(Punjab Ordinance No. 1 of 2018)
further to amend the Punjab Police Act, 2007.
Promulgated by the Governor of Punjab in the Sixty-ninth year of the Republic of India.
Whereas the Legislative Assembly of the State of Punjab is not in session and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist, which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 213 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.
(1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018.
(2) It shall come into force on and with effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Amendment in section 2 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the Punjab Police Act, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 2, clause (t) shall be omitted.
3. Amendment in section 4 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the principal Act, in section (4), for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(b) the officers of subordinate ranks of district police, armed police, intelligence, investigation and technical and support services shall form separate cadres. Seniority of each cadre shall be maintained at the State level. Transfer of a member of one cadre to another cadre shall not be allowed. However, the officer of subordinate rank working in special operation group may be transferred to district police after the successful completion of the fixed tenure in special operation group as specified by the Government. In case an officer of subordinate rank is rendered completely or partially disabled during operations or training, the period of fixed tenure can be relaxed by the Director General of Police for the purpose of transfer to district police. The subordinate rank officer who opt for transfer to district police, if transferred, his seniority shall be placed at the bottom of the officers holding the same rank in the district police;”.
4. Substitution of section 9 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the principal Act, for section 9, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-
“9. Creating of police ranges: Each police range shall be headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police, who shall supervise the police administration of such range, and report to the Director General of Police directly or through any superior officer as and when posted.”.
5. Amendment in section 15 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the principal Act, in section 15, in sub-section (1), for items 1 and 2, the following item shall be substituted, namely:-
“1. Inspector General of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police, as the case may be;”.
6. Amendment in section 32 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the principal Act, in section 32,-
(a) in sub-section (3), the words and sign “police zone or” wherever occurring and “as the case may be,” shall be omitted;
(b) sub-section (4) shall be omitted; and
(c) for sub-section (5), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:
“(5) The transfers and postings of officers of the subordinate ranks, within a police range, shall be made by the Inspector General of Police or the Deputy Inspector General of Police of the range, as the case may be, on the recommendations of a Committee, comprising of the Senior Superintendents of Police of all the districts in that range.”.
7. Amendment in section 36 of Punjab Act 10 of 2008.
In the principal Act, in section 36, in sub-sections (1) and (2), for the words “the Deputy Inspector General of Police”, wherever occurring, the words “the Inspector General of Police or the Deputy Inspector General of Police” shall be substituted
V.P. SINGH BADNORE,
Governor of Punjab.
Secretary to Government of Punjab,
Department of Legal and Legislative Affairs.