Lucknow, January 11: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to implement the Police Commissionerate system in the state after several meetings. Its proposal has also been prepared by the government. After the approval of the proposal of the state government in the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the system will start from the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow and Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida).
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avnish Awasthi told on Saturday that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a policy decision to implement the Police Commissioner system in the state. He told that now this proposal has to be passed by the cabinet.
On the other hand, sources related to the government say that if the cabinet meeting on Tuesday is not possible due to the busyness of the Chief Minister, then the government has the option to implement this system through gazette notifications. According to sources, the police commissioner system will be implemented in the state within two to three days. Although initially it will first be implemented in Lucknow and Noida. Perhaps this is why no one has been appointed here so far after the transfer of Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani. The state government has given the additional charge of Senior Superintendent of Lucknow to Superintendent of Police East Suresh Chandra Rawat.
The discussion of implementing the Police Commissioner system in Uttar Pradesh has been going on for the last several years. However, when it comes to materializing the plan, a section of the bureaucracy comes in opposition to it, thereby hanging the judgment. During the rule of former Chief Minister Mayawati, the discussion of implementing the police commissioner system was very fast, but due to the opposition of some officials, she could not implement it.
This time, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held more than half a dozen meetings with officials on the issue in the last three days. During this period, after much brainstorming, he has decided to implement this system. State Chief Secretary RK Tiwari, Additional Chief Secretary Home Avnish Kumar Awasthi, Director General of Police OP Singh and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister SP Goel were also present in these meetings.