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Nagaland among States with Police Complaints Authority

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In last 5 years, 392 officers trained at NEPA

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 15: Nagaland is among the 33 States and Union Territories of the country to have established Police Complaints Authority (PAC) as directed by the Supreme Court, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha on December 14.
As per the SC order, all States and UTs should constitute PAC at the district level to look into complaints against police officers up to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and at the State level to look into complaints against officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above.
The district level Authority may be headed by a retired District Judge out of panel of names proposed by the Chief Justice or a Judge of the High Court nominated by him and the State level Authority may be chosen by the State Government out of a panel of names proposed by the Chief Justice. Rai informed the Upper House that ‘Police’ being State subject, the SC order was forwarded to State Governments/UT Administrations for implementation.
“As per available information, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep and Puducherry have constituted the Police Complaints Authorities. Bihar has constituted the District Accountability Authority for each District”, he said.
Also, in the last five years (2017-18 to 2021-22), the Home Minister has released Rs. 57.72 crore for the development of North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) at Umsaw in Meghalaya.
During the same period, a total of 11,005 police officers were admitted in the Academy for training out of which, 392 were from Nagaland.
(Page News Service)