Deadwood-stained Uttar Pradesh cops over 50 face retirement | Lucknow News
Non-interpreters and contaminated police officers may be compulsorily retired in accordance with the policy. A senior officer at DGP headquarters said the eight police zones would soon send their reports after reviewing the records. Some police zones have already filed their report. The process is being accelerated with the culmination of assembly ballots and the government has set a March 20 deadline, the officer said.
Sanjay Singhal, additional chief executive, establishment, said the career records of police personnel who have reached the age of 50 or over are being reviewed, as per the rule, but the focus would be on performance over a period of 10 years before the action was taken.
“The exercise was carried out by different screening committees constituted at district, police range and zonal levels. The committees reviewed 10-year data, including annual reports, for negative entries, which they be corrupt or repeat offenders. This forms the criterion for deciding whether a cop remains in the force,” Singhal said. An SP-ranking officer assesses the records of Constables and Chief Constables, while a DIG-ranking officer reviews the performance of sub-inspectors and inspectors, and if a cop who has reached the age of 50 or over has been reviewed once, it will not be done every year.