UP govt implements Police Commissioner System in Lucknow, Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister YOgi Adityanath on Monday announced the implementation of Police Commissioner system in two cities of the state, Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar.

"Biggest step towards police reform has been taken by our government today. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved the proposal to setup police commissioner system in Lucknow and Noida," he told 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.

"Both cities will get a police commissioner of 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 crime against women. An SP rank officer will be posted for traffic, lighting, CCTV camera installation under Nirbhaya fund," he said.

The chief minister further asserted that the new system will help in improving law and order in rhe state.

"It's a bad news of rioters and miscreants as police will not have to wait for magistrate to use force. Now, the police will deal directly with those who riot, cause nuisance, attack the common man and police and ruin public properties," he said.

Attacking the previous governments for opposing the system, Yogi said, "Police reforms were long-needed in the state but lack of political will on part of previous governments did not allow the system to be implemented."

While 40 police stations in Lucknow will come under the system, Noida will get two new police stations.