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SummaryofRibeiroCommittee'sRecommendations

SummaryofRibeiroCommittee'sRecommendations
(FirstReport(October1998
ASecurityCommissionshouldbesetupineachStateconsistingoftheMinisterinchargeofPoliceasthe .1
Chairman,theLeaderoftheOpposition,theChiefSecretaryoftheState,asittingorretiredjudgenominatedbythe
ChiefJusticeoftheState'sHighCourtandthreeothernonpoliticalcitizensofprovenmeritandintegrityas
members.ThesethreecitizensshouldbechosenbyacommitteetobesetupbytheChairmanoftheNHRC,which
.hastakenmuchinterestintheestablishmentofthisproposedinstitution
.(ThenameoftheCommissionshouldbe"ThePolicePerformanceandAccountabilityCommission."(PPAC .2
ThefournonpoliticalmembersofthisCommissionexcludingtheChiefSecretary,shouldholdofficeforthreeyears .3
.afterwhichtheywillbereplacedbypersonsofequalmeritchoseninthesamemanner
TheCommissionwillhaveadvisoryandrecommendatorypowersforthepresent.TheState'sDGPwillbeits .4
.SecretaryandConvenor
TheCommissionwilloverseetheperformanceofthePoliceandensurethatitisaccountabletothelawoftheland. .5
ItsfunctionswillbeasspeltoutbytheNPCinpara15.48oftheirreport.Inaddition,itwillensurethatnopremature
transfersofofficersoftherankofSPandabovearemadewithoutpriorclearancefromtheCommissionandthat
.transfersaremadeonlybytheauthoritycompetentundertherulestodoso
BesidestheCommission,aDistrictPoliceComplaintsAuthoritywillbesetupineachPoliceDistrictasanon .6
statutorybodytoexaminecomplaintsfromthepublicofpoliceexcesses,arbitraryarrestsanddetention,false
implicationsincriminalcases,custodialviolence,etcandtomakeappropriaterecommendationstothePolice
PerformanceandAccountabilityCommission,aswellastotheGovernmentandtotheStateorNationalHuman
RightsCommission.ThePrincipalDistrictandSessionsJudge,theCollectorofthedistrictandtheSSPshould
.constitutethisauthority
IneveryState,aPoliceEstablishmentBoardshouldbeconstitutedwiththeDGPandhisfourseniormostofficers, .7
borneontheIPScadreoftheStatebutwhoareimmediatelyjuniortotheDGP,asmemberstomonitoralltransfers,
promotions,rewardsandpunishmentsaswellasotherservicerelatedissues.TheBoardshouldbegiventhelegal
.authoritytodischargeitsdutiesbyamendingtherelevantRules
RulesshouldbeframedbytheGovernmentontransfers,tenures,promotions,rewardsandpunishmentsandthe .8
policeauthoritiesdesignatedtoadministertheserules.Anydeparturefromthesenormsandruleswillbebrought
.tothenoticeofthePPAC
TheDGofPolicewillbeselectedbytheChiefMinisteroftheStatefromapanelofthreenamespreparedbya .9
CommitteeheadedbytheChairmanoftheUPSCandconsistingoftheUnionHomeSecretary,theDirectorof
IntelligenceBureau,theState'sChiefSecretaryandtheState'sincumbentDGP.Thisselectioncommitteemay
consulttheCVCbeforedrawingupapanel.TheDGPwillhavefixedtenureofthreeyears.Hecanberemoved
withintheperiodoftenureonlyontherecommendationsofthePPACandforspecifiedreasons,madeinwritingto
.theGovernment
TheinvestigationwingofthePolicewillbeinsulatedfromunduepressureiftheDGPisselectedinthemanner .10
prescribedaboveandgivenatenureandalsoifthePPACdischargesitsroleofoverseeingpoliceperformance
andensuringaccountability.Allinvestigatingofficersshouldbespeciallytrainedinscientificmethodsof
investigationandnotutilisedforlaw&orderdutiesexceptinsmallruralpolicestationswhereitmaynotbe
possibletostrictlydemarcatethetwoimportantpolicefunctions.Theinvestigatingofficersshouldnotbeshiftedto
.lawandorderorotherdutiesforfiveyearsatleast

(SecondReport(March1999
TheNPChadrecommendedthatthereshouldbeaStateSecurityCommisssionattheCentre.Thereisnoneedfor .1
suchaninstitutionatthecentrallevel.IncaseofCBI,theSupremeCourthasalreadygivendirections.TheIBisan
intelligenceorganisationandtheBSFandtheCRPFareparamilitaryoutfitswhichdonotinvolvethemselveswith
.localpoliticsandpoliticians
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.TheCentralPoliceCommitteeasrecommendedbytheNPCinitsSeventhReportshouldbeconstituted .2
.TheoldPoliceActof1861needstobereplacedbyanewPoliceAct .3
TheVohraCommitteehadrecommendedtheestablishmentofaNodalCellintheMinistryofHomeAffairstodeal .4
withtheproblemofnexusbetweencrimesyndicates,politicalleaders,governmentfunctionariesandothers.Itis
learntthatsuchacellisalreadyoperativebuthowfarithassucceededinitsendeavourisnotknowntoour
.Committee
TherecommendationsoftheLawCommissionaboutinsulatingtheinvestigativefunctionsofthepolicefromitslaw .5
.andorderworkshouldbeimplementedurgently
TherecommendationsoftheNPCaboutrecruitment,trainingandwelfareoftheconstabularyshouldbe .6
.implemented
.TheminimumeducationalqualificationsforrecruitmenttothelevelofConstableshouldbeHigherSecondary .7
TheNPChadrecommendedthereorganisationofthehierarchyofthepolice,withanincreaseinthestrengthat .8
middlelevelsofASI/SI/Inspectortobeoffsetbyreducingnumbersatthelowerlevelsofconstabulary.Thiswould
.improvepromotionopportunitiesoflowerranks.WeendorsetherecommendationsoftheNPC
EveryStateshouldestablishanindependentPoliceRecruitmentBoardandentrusttoitthetaskofrecruitmentofall .9
.nongazettedranks
Aqualitativechangeinthetrainingbeingimpartedinpolicetraininginstitutionsisimperativetoimprove .10
.performanceandbehaviourofthepolice

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