Lahore, November 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): IG Punjab chaired a plenary meeting at CPO office regarding issuance of guidelines / checklist for departmental action. The meeting deliberated on the 18-point checklist initially prepared on the direction of the Supreme Court. DIG IT has been directed to develop advanced software for computerization of checklists and inquiry reports. Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani has said that guidelines / checklists are being prepared under a comprehensive strategy keeping in view various aspects of departmental action against various legal violations including abuse of power and corruption against police officers. So that the process of inquiries against those responsible for various irregularities and violations can be carried out in full transparency, merit and in accordance with the rules and those responsible for abuse of power, corruption and lawlessness cannot escape punishment.
He further said that in order to make the process of inquiries transparent and impartial in the light of the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, 18 point checklist / guidelines have been prepared initially and the purpose of these guidelines is to keep the inquiry reports free from all kinds of hurdle, so that the officers who have been charged can not get relief from any forum. He directed the DIG IT to make the system of inquiries for departmental action more transparent and to make it fully computerized and in this regard modern software for computerization of checklists and inquiry reports should be developed.
Completely updated records of every departmental inquiry in each district, range and field formation should be kept in full detail and available at the click of a button when required. He further said that the concerned legal officer would be bound to certify after the inquiry report that the inquiry was conducted as per the checklist while the competent authority on the inquiry report would also issue its own after confirming that the inquiry was in accordance with the approved checklist. Hold accountable the officers who do not follow the instructions and SOPs issued in this regard. He issued these instructions while presiding over a high-level meeting held at the Central Police Office here today.
The meeting deliberated in detail on the 18-point checklist / guidelines initially prepared. Giving instructions during the meeting, the IG Punjab said that we as an institution have to make the inquiries transparent and impartial and eliminate the impression that due to shortcomings in the inquiries, police officers and officials escape punishment and guidelines / checks for this purpose. The preparation and computerization of the list as well as full implementation and monitoring time is of great importance.
He further said that after adding more points to the checklist, it should be completed and presented at the next meeting of the committee so that they can be improved. While making it comprehensive, it should be released digitally and manually throughout Punjab. On this occasion, the officers also made recommendations and suggestions in the light of their observations, all aspects of which were discussed in detail. Additional IG Logistics Ali Amir Malik, DIG Legal Jawad Ahmed Dogar, DIG Establishment I-Sharaq Kamal Siddiqui, DIG Establishment II Maqsood Al-Hassan, DIG Headquarters Syed Khurram Ali and DIG IT Waqas Nazir including other officers were also present.
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