The Police take away the magisterial powers from Bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh: Police commissioners in Lucknow and Noida now

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Lucknow, January 13: The proposal to implement the Police Commissionerate System in Lucknow and Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida) has been approved in the cabinet meeting held at Lok Bhavan on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. There will now be police commissioners in Lucknow and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Aditional Director General (ADG) Sujit Pandey in Lucknow and ADG Alok Singh in Gautam Buddha Nagar will be the first police commissioners.

Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in the press conference that today is a very important day for the Uttar Pradesh Police. Our government has taken a big step for better policing. Today, there is a population of around 40 lakhs in Lucknow and around 25 lakhs in Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida). There are a total of 40 police stations in Lucknow so far. Now there will be a police commissionerate system in Lucknow, in which ADG rank officers will be police commissioners. The commissioner system in the state will be applicable in the metropolitan city only.

Along with this, a separate appointment will be given to women SP rank officer at both places, so that separate work can be done for the safety of women. They will also be accompanied by an ASP rank officer. To improve the traffic system in Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar, SP and ASP rank officers will be deployed, which will strengthen the traffic system.

The Chief Minister said that there are police commissioners in 15 states. Two police stations have been extended in Lucknow. Now there are 40 police stations here. It has been decided to improve law and order. He said that it was being demanded for the law and order of Uttar Pradesh for a long time. It has been completed. According to the state government, this decision will make it easier for the common man to get speedy justice and justice will be provided at the doorstep of common people.

Demand was rising for many decades, Chief Minister Yogi showed strong will power

For the last several decades, there was a demand to implement the Police Commissioner System in UP. Though, the Dharamvir Commission (Third National Police Commission) in 1977 had recommeded to implement the Police Commissioner System but a large section of the bureaucracy and political bosses had kept the commissioner system file pending  for years. The commissioner system was never implemented in UP due to lack of political will. In the past, no Chief Minister could dare to implement the Police Commissioner system. Governments were afraid of giving free hands to the police. Chief Minister Yogi showed strong political will.

The new system will be like this….

In Lucknow, 40 police stations will fall in the metropolitan category. Nine SP rank officers will be stationed here. In Gautam Budhnagar, two DIG rank officers will be posted as Additional Police Commissioners. Five officers of SP rank will also be posted. Two new police stations are also being built here. There will be two Joint Commissioner of DIG rank in Noida. Noida will be divided into three zones. A total of six SP level officers will be deployed in Noida. A total of 9 additional SPs will also be deployed with them. 15 deputy SPs will be posted on the post of ACP. Of this, 10 deputy SPs will remain in the circle and the remaining five will handle traffic, crime, notification and headquarters.

A large section of the bureaucracy opossed the system

The special thing is that a large section of the bureaucracy also opposed this system. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath worked to implement a transparent and public interest decision-making commissioner system, bypassing every opposition.

Police should now get this right, accountability fixed

Due to this decision of the state government, adequate accountability has been ensured with adequate powers given to the police. Now police will not have to wait for a magistrate to use force on rioters and miscreants. Now, the police will deal directly with the riot-rioters, attacking the common man and the police, ruining public properties. In this way, single window system has been implemented in police also. The police will now have the full right to take immediate action against the goons, mafia and white-collar by identifying them. The police have also got direct powers to cancel the licenses of the realities of criminals, mafia and white-collar men. Along with this, under sections 151 and 107, 116, the police will have the right to arrest and send them directly to jail.

Earlier, the governments had retreated after taking the decision

According to many former IPS officers, this move will end the bureaucratic hurdle in the decisions of the common man. The commissioner system was implemented in UP by former Chief Minister Ram Naresh Yadav following the recommendation of the third police commission, Dharamvir Commission. Vasudev Panjani was made the police commissioner of Kanpur, but the decision was withdrawn even before he started his work. After this, the commissioner system was never implemented in UP.

After this, the state bureaucracy had assumed that no government in UP would take this revolutionary decision, but Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath worked to break this myth. In 71 cities of 15 states of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Baroda, Hyderabad, Trivandrum etc., this system is implemented and working better. According to law and order officials, these steps were very important for administrative excellence and positive results will be seen. With the commissioner system, where the accountability of the police will increase, the hearing of common people at the police station level will be better and the disturbances of the police will also be curbed.

DGP said that smart policing will get force

Director General of Police OP Singh said after this decision that the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has today made an important and historic announcement to implement the Police Commissionerate system in Lucknow and Noida. With this decision, where the situation of security and law and order will improve, smart policing will also be strengthened. He thanked the Chief Minister for this belief towards the Uttar Pradesh Police.