IG Punjab stopped officers from issuing unnecessary show-cause notices to subordinates and imposing heavy punishments without enquiry.

IG Punjab stopped officers from issuing unnecessary show-cause notices to subordinates and imposing heavy punishments without enquiry.
The practice of imposing big punishments on minor mistakes of subordinates is a clear violation of the discipline matrix. Dr. Usman Anwar
If the supervisory officer punished the subordinates outside of the discipline matrix, I will hold him accountable. IG Punjab
IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar and Additional IGs pinned ranks of DSPs to promoted officers.
I hope that after promotion, you will stop the oppressor's hand with more sincerity and dedication and become a helper of the oppressed. Dr. Usman Anwar
As our focus is on your welfare, your focus should be on solving the problems and serving the citizens. IG Punjab

Inspector General Police Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar has said that the police is a disciplined force and departmental accountability plays a key role in it's professional matters because without self-accountability neither a person nor a family nor a society and nor a country can progress. He said that the punishment should be for correction and not because of personal grudge or dislike. In a video message issued to police officers, Dr. Usman Anwar said that the practice of giving big punishments to subordinates for minor mistakes is a clear violation of the Discipline Matrix Standing Order and after today, if any officer in the orderly room punishes a subordinate by not considering discipline matrix standing order, then I myself will hold him accountable. IG Punjab said that if an official abuses a citizen, exceeds his powers or duties and If he is found guilty of deliberate negligence, it is the responsibility of the police officers to punish such dishonest, law-breaking and blunt police officials after inquiry, even if he is severely punished, but avoid heavy punishments for pointless and minor mistakes because this tarnishes your reputation as well as lowers the morale of the force. IG Punjab said that giving more than one punishment in the same orderly room is highly inappropriate and deviates from the discipline matrix. IG Punjab said that supervisory officers should strictly follow first reward then punishment policy and no show cause should be decided without hearing the official. Dr. Usman Anwar directed the RPOs and DIGs to take merit-based decisions on the appeals submitted by subordinate staff as soon as possible. He directed that the officers should go to the police lines and sit with the constabulary and find out their problems. He said that love and affection towards force will boost it's morale and by this way best results can be obtained from them.
Furthermore, IG Punjab addressed officers who were promoted from inspector to the post of DSP by inviting them at the Central Police Office. IG Punjab said that departmental promotion is a reflection of increase in rank as well as increase in professional responsibilities. Dr. Usman Anwar said, "I hope that after being promoted, you will stop the hand of the oppressor with more courage and passion and become a helper of the oppressed." IG Punjab directed that all the promoted officers will leave no stone unturned in the service of the citizens and the good name of the department with their experience and abilities. IG Punjab said that good behavior towards subordinates always leads to achieving best results and raising morale, so just as the department is taking care of your welfare, you should also utilize all your energies for protecting the life and property and honor of the citizens. He also emphasised upon force to improve process of protection of citizens along with elimination of crimes. In the ceremony, IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar along with Additional IGs and other officers pinned ranks of DSPs to 85 promoted officers.  The families of the promoted DSPs were also specially invited in ceremony held at the Central Police Office. Additional IG Special Branch Punjab, Zulfiqar Hameed, Additional IG Logistics Raja Riffat Mukhtar, Additional IG Operations, Shehzada Sultan, DIG Headquarters, Humayun Bashir Tarar, DIG Operations, Waqas Nazir, DIG IT, Ahsan Younis, DIG Establishment, Dr. Inam Waheed and AIG Admin Amara Athar and other officers also participated in the ceremony.


(Handout No.126)

Nayab Haider
Director Public Relations
Punjab Police


Press Release Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023