LAHORE: Inspector General Police Punjab Captain (Retd) Arif Nawaz Khan has said meritorious departmental promotion on basis of seniority is due right of every officer and official and force members cannot be deprived of promotion on the basis of short or long span in field duty.
He further said that in operations, investigation, training and traffic actually police is on field duty so ending the unnecessary classification of field, a list of officers and officials should be prepared according to seniority and merit these lists should be discussed in next meeting of Police Executive Board and the decision should be made with consensus and considering the ground realities.
He further said that due to the delay in enquires promotion process also gets delayed so a strategy to complete the enquiries within due time should be devised and letters of displeasure should also be issued to the officers who are causing hindrance in timely completion of ACRs.
During the meeting, the IG directed officers that process of reward and punishment is an important process in Punjab police and every assigned duty from department is considered field duty because every officer and official of Punjab police is front line soldier to protect the wealth and life of public.
He said that to improve the performance of force senior officers should provide better working condition and also ensure timely redressal of their problems so that officers and officials could perform their duty with commitment. During the meeting senior officers also voiced their thoughts on which IGP directed all Addl IGPs to submit their recommendations after reviewing their departments so that policies can be reshaped.