LAHORE - The provincial police department yesterday introduced a new policy for the postings of DSP rank officers.

The decision to this effect was taken during the Regional Police Officers’ conference held at the central police office yesterday.

Punjab inspector general of police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera chaired the meeting while the RPOs attended the conference through video link. Senior police officers including Sohail Khan, Arif Nawaz, Arif Mushtaq, and Hussain Asghar were also present on this occasion.

A police spokeswoman said the new strategy would help eliminate nepotism from the police department. “In future, no kind of pressure and interference will be accepted particularly in the postings and transfers (of police officers,” the spokeswoman said.

While addressing the conference, the IGP said that no DSP rank police officer would be posted in his home district. He said the DSPs would be divided into A and B-categories, keeping in view their service record, postings tenure, and reputation.

The provincial police chief also urged the reporting officers to write the ACRs of their subordinates very honestly under the given policy so that the honest could be promoted and bad cops could be discouraged.

According to an official handout, the conference also reviewed the establishment of Front Desks in 202 police stations of 13 districts in Punjab.

 The field officers told the police chief that the given task would be accomplished within the next week.

Sukhera directed the officers to ensure complete computerized record of all transfers and postings so that the police department could get rid of the monopoly and malpractices.