The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday has switched to the commissionerate system of policing for Lucknow and Noida, giving magisterial powers to the top cops in both cities. Lucknow and Noida will now have an additional director general level officer as police commissioner.
“The biggest step towards police reform has been taken by our government today. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved the proposal to set up the police commissionerate system in Lucknow and Noida,” UP CM Yogi Adityanath confirmed after chairing a press conference.
The CM further announced that an ADG level officer will act as police commissioner and two IG level joint commissioners will be associated with him.
Adityanath further added, “The commissioners in both the districts will have magisterial powers. For the last 50 years, there was a demand for strengthening of law and order and smart policing. But due to lack of political will, this work could not be done for so many years. We have taken the biggest step towards reform of the police department.”
“Both cities will get a police commissioner of the ADG rank. Two IG rank officers and nine SP rank officers will assist the police commissioners in both districts. A woman officer of SP rank will also be posted for women’s security and to deal with cases of crimes against women. An SP rank officer will be posted for traffic, lighting, CCTV camera installation under the Nirbhaya fund,” he said.