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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 12:16 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 12:16 AM (IST)

Academy for training of IPS, HPS officers soon

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 11

A police academy to train “gazetted” police officers will be set up at the Bharari Police Lines in Shimla and the proposal has been approved in principle.

“At present, IPS and HPS officers have to go to Punjab and Haryana for training. Once the academy becomes functional, they will not have to go to other places,” Director General of Police (DGP) SR Mardi said.

The state capital has been selected for the academy as legal, administrative and forensic training institutes are already located here.

“The provision to set up the academy has been made under Rule 18 of the Police Rules and it will go a long way in bringing qualitative improvement in training of police personnel,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also announced the promotion of head constables and honorary head constables with 32 years of unblemished service record as Assistant Sub-Inspectors.

Only those who have not faced any penal action, departmental inquiry or adverse remarks in their annual confidential report (ACR) for preceding five years are eligible.

This will benefit 500 head constables and they will be paid a special allowance of Rs 200 per month. Head constables completing 32 years at the end of the calendar year will be promoted and the scheme will be open-ended.

About 70 per cent of the police force in the state consists of constables and head constables and creation of honorary posts of ASI will strengthen it.

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