Punjab Police has decided to fix the tenure of Station House Officers (SHO) and Munshi at a police station to a maximum number of three years. For Constables and Head Constables the tenure will be of maximum five years but that too is subjected to their work review.
Tenure and transfer policy is prepared and being implemented after the directives for Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. According to new policy, no SHO (incharge of Police Station) shall be posted in his home division . Another important high light of the policy is about the criminal cases registered against police personnel. No policeman will remain posted in the same district where any FIR has been registered against him or her. It is responsibility of Inspector General of Range/ Deputy Inspector General to transfer him immediately to another police district.
New policy says that the minimum tenure of station incharge shall be one year and the same can be extended upto three years maximum but for that the concerned SSP/Commissioner for reasons to be recorded. This is as per provision under Section 15.1, Punjab Police Act 2007). No officer below the rank of regular Sub Inspector shall be posted SHO where designation of SHO is sanctioned for SI rank. Moreover, police officers not below the rank of regular Inspector shall be posted SHO where this designation is sanctioned for regular Inspectors.
Accoding to new policy , the tenure of Munshi/Additional Munshi of a station shall be of three years and later on they can be shifted to another assignment. Tenure of CIA and Special Staff incharge is one year and this can be extended upto three years but subject to clearance of Commissioner or SSP.
New policy norms says that tenure of upper subordinates in a police station shall be three year (ordinarily) and which can be extended upto five years. Where as tenure for lower subordinates , constables/head constables, shall be three years as per Punjab Police Rules 14.16. Inspectors, Sub Inspectors and Assistant SI’s , who have completed eight years in a particular district as upper subordinate shall be transfered to another district within a range.
Further, Inspectors, SI’s and ASIs , who have completed 12 years in a range as upper subordinate shall be transferred to another range by CPO after getting report from the IG or DIG of the range concerned. Changes in compliance with the new policy are required to be completed by 25 th of this month. But the most interesting is that DGP have power to grant exemption from the policy.