Officer shortage delays processing complaints at Police Commission



Over 12,000 complaints, including appeals made by police officers, have been piled up at the National Police Commission (NPC) due to the shortage of officers.

An official of the commission said many complaints that were directed to the Public Services Commission were redirected to the NPC following the passage of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.

However, he said that almost half of the NPC staff have been sent on compulsory retirement.

It was reported that at present the NPC functions with a staff of around 70 officials though it requires a minimum of 150 personnel.

The official noted that several requests were made to the Public Administration Ministry and the Department of Management Services to recruit more officers, but no response has been received so far.

The NPC said that requests for transfers, promotions and appeals seeking permission to rejoin the police were among the appeals made by police officers.


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