UP Govt Considers Retiring ‘Incompetent’ Police Officers Who Are 50 Or Older 

The government will evaluate the officer’s work, efficiency, abilities, and behavioural aspects, and based on that information, it will make a final decision.

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October 28, 2023
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UP Police

The Uttar Pradesh government has sent orders to the state’s senior police officers to screen personnel who are 50 or above and have a poor track record at work for compulsory retirement, media reported on Saturday.


According to a report, the UP Police has already begun the screening process following Friday’s order to the state’s inspector general (IG), additional director general (ADG) and police commissioners.

The process will examine the track record of police officers who have reached 50 as of March 30, 2023. The police departments are expected to submit a report on this by November 30.

The UP government’s move is reportedly aimed at improving the law-and-order situation in one of the country’s most populous states

As part of the screening process, senior police officials will consider and compile a list of officers who are 50 or above, as well as those who have been involved in corruption or exhibited poor conduct and performance for retirement. Senior officers will also look at the Annual Confidential Report (ACR) of each personnel before making a decision.

The report will evaluate the officer’s work, efficiency, abilities, and behavioural aspects. Based on the information in the report, the government will make a final decision.

In recent years, the UP government has retired hundreds of ageing or incompetent police officers as part of efforts to enhance the law and order in the state. The latest move aligns with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement that officers who cannot make effective decisions should be relieved of their duties, and the responsibility should be entrusted to more competent officers.

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