Indiscriminate welfare of police top priority: IGP

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Inspector General Police Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar has said that there is no difference between police command and constabulary, every possible welfare of the force is on top of my priorities. Dr. Usman Anwar said that police force especially constabulary is very close to my heart. That’s why I keep in touch with them not only by telephone but also meet them whenever I get a chance to find out about their situation and problems. IG Punjab directed that refresher courses based on modern skills should be continued regularly for capacity building of personnel. Dr. Usman Anwar directed SP Headquarters Qila Gujjar Singh to ensure monthly inspection of barracks and line mess.

IG Punjab said that the menu of the police mess should be arranged according to the choice of the police jawans while healthy constructive activities for the jawans should also be continued regularly. He expressed these views today while talking to officers and jawans on the occasion of a surprise visit to Police Lines Qila Gujar Singh. IG Punjab did iftaar with personnel at Police Lines Mess.

Dr. Usman Anwar visited barracks and mess of the lines and inquired about the food and other facilities provided to the jawans. IG Punjab directed that the quality of food should be further improved as per the rules of hygiene. IG Punjab also reviewed the living facilities of the jawans during the inspection of the barracks. He directed that quality facilities and training environment should be provided to the personnel living and under training in police lines.

Inspector General Police Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar has been taking priority measures for the welfare of the police force and in this regard, steps have been taken to facilitate the officers and personnel who retired from the department after completing their professional service.  IG Punjab has directed to release the last payslip of the employees who have completed their professional service one month before the date of retirement.

Dr. Usman Anwar said that by this provisional pay slip, the pension papers of the retiring employees will also be prepared without delay and it will be possible to eliminate the procrastination in the payment of dues to the employees on retirement and the issuance of pension. IG Punjab said that special care should be taken for the convenience of the officers and officials who are retiring from the department after completing their professional service.

He instructed all the RPOs, CPOs, DPOs and Heads of Units to comply with the above instructions and said that the timely release of pension of retired employees should be ensured in all cases while at the same time all possible support should be provided to them in preparation of papers. Dr. Usman Anwar said that if any police employee is facing any problem in this regard, he can contact me directly by calling 1787 Complaint Center. In case of negligence, strict accountability along with legal and departmental action will be ensured. On the direction of IG Punjab, AIG Admin and Security has sent a letter to all unit heads including RPOs, CPOs and DPOs of the province.