Officials express strong concerns over provisions

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- Post Report, Kathmandu
IGP Upendra Kant Aryal says the lack of promotion and transfer within provinces will demotivate officials and hit on the institutional fabric of Nepal Police

Jun 16, 2016-The Nepal Police has voiced strong reservation over transfer and promotion provisions in the proposed organisational restructuring of the security agency under the federal set-up.

The proposal drafted by a team led by former Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh Rana has suggested that the transfer and promotion shall take place only within the province where the concerned officials are serving. The Nepal Police is also against a proposal of hiring personnel both at the provincial and central levels.

Inspector General of Police Upendra Kanta Aryal had told the drafting committee members on Tuesday that these provisions could invite serious conflicts within the institution. He argued that the lack of promotion and transfer within provinces will demotivate officials and eventually hit on the institutional fabric of Nepal Police. The taskforce that drafted the restructuring report had shared the contents with the chief of police and other officials on Tuesday. 

Several police officials present at the meeting, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, had expressed fear that such stringent provisions would only diminish the charm of police services. 

Speaking to the Post, former IGP Rana said they would collect some more feedback before submitting a report. 

According to the proposal, a Deputy Inspector General of Police of a province will not be eligible to be the Chief of Central Police and vice versa. The proposed structure would also centralise most of the power, including crime investigation in the central police, raising questions about the role and status of the provincial police forces.

During an interaction on Monday, security experts had suggested the taskforce include provisions such that only disputed cases will be handled by the Central 

Police. They argued that micro-managing the provincial police will have a long-term consequences, eventually affecting the law and order enforcement.


Published: 16-06-2016 08:23

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