New Delhi (PTI) The Delhi Police for the first time held a special function to award ranks to 24 personnel out of the 27,000 promoted this year.
The event held on December 31, was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with ministers of state Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, a senior police officer said.
“This is a first of its kind event being organised by Delhi Police. In the last decade, more than 60,000 personnel have been promoted and out of these, the maximum have happened in this year. Personnel from the ranks of head constables to ACPs will be awarded ranks in the function,” the officer said.
Usually, gallantry awards are given in functions but this is for the first time, that the ranks were awarded, he added.
There were 24 personnel who have been chosen and in a symbolic gesture they will be given ranks in the function to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. The event will also witnessed the presence of the families of these personnel.
To meet the prolonged demand of police personnel for improvement in promotional prospects, the force this year issued promotions in almost all the ranks of Delhi Police. The move is an effort to improve the morale and professional standard of the police force.
There had been stagnation in the lower ranks of police personnel for sometime and police constables, with 27-28 years of service, had not got the opportunity for promotion to the rank of head constable, he said.
There was stagnation in other ranks as well. This was adversely affecting the morale of the police force, he added.