Pimpri Chinchwad, 20th September 2023: In a heartwarming gesture on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Commissioner of Police Vinay Kumar Choubey has presented a significant gift to 394 police personnel serving in the Pimpri-Chinchwad city police force. This benevolent move has brought smiles to the faces of these dedicated officers who tirelessly serve the community.
Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha, has been made even more special for the police fraternity in the city as 390 police constables have been elevated to the esteemed positions of Naik and Havildar, while an additional four officers have ascended to the rank of Sub-Inspector of Police.
These promotions come as a recognition of the tireless service and dedication exhibited by these officers, particularly those who have been a part of the force before May 25, 2004. The promotions are primarily based on seniority, a testament to the commitment and experience that these officers bring to their roles.
The need for bolstered manpower within the Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissionerate has been evident, given the challenges posed by upcoming festivals like Ganeshotsav and the ongoing requirement for resources to manage and investigate crimes within the city. In this regard, Police Commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey has been resolute in his efforts to enhance the workforce.
Over the years, the Commissionerate has undertaken recruitment drives and welcomed officers from other districts to bridge the manpower gap. Two recruitment cycles for the role of police constable have also been initiated, further contributing to the force’s growth.
The recent promotions of constables to higher ranks, including Sub-Inspector of Police, serve as a testament to the Commissioner’s commitment to strengthening the Commissionerate’s capabilities.
Typically, police officers have three opportunities for promotion within the chain of command, spanning from Police Constable to Police Naik, Havaldar, and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police. Promotions usually occur after a decade of dedicated service in each respective rank.
However, recognizing the age constraints faced by constables in aspiring to become Sub-Inspectors of Police, the Commissioner made a groundbreaking decision to promote enforcers to the rank of police constables under the Assured Progress Scheme after a decade of service. This forward-thinking approach allows these officers to continue contributing to crime investigation, with 25 additional years of service at their disposal.
In February 2022, the Home Department declared the Police Naik cadre as a “dead cadre,” paving the way for these promotions. As a result, current police constables and Police Naik cadres have been promoted to the post of police constables, preserving the sanctity of seniority in the promotion process.
Police Commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey extended his heartfelt congratulations to the newly promoted officers, emphasizing that this boost in manpower will significantly enhance the Commissionerate’s capabilities in investigating crimes and ensuring the safety of the community.