Kathmandu, Jan. 25: More than 20,000 police personnel of different junior ranks in Nepal Police will now be promoted in the newly created different posts thanks to the amendment to the Nepal Police Regulations-2014. Avenues for the promotion of over 20,000 junior level police personnel have been opened after the amended regulations got published in the Nepal Gazette.
Nepal Police Headquarters (NPHQ) has amended the regulations and added three different posts between the rank of police constable and Inspector. In these added posts and others, a total of 20,000 police personnel’s promotions will be made without making difference in the existing vacancies.
The highest number of vacancies were created in the post of police assistant constable at 15,406 and all the newly created posts will be filled from the presently available manpower after their promotion, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and spokesperson for the Police Headquarters Bishnu Kumar KC said.
Similarly, 3,747 posts as senior police constable and 1,014 post of senior police deputy inspector (senior SIs) have been created through the amendment. Likewise, five different grades have been created under existing police office assistant post. SSP KC said that the implementation of the decision has already started after the regulations were published in the Nepal Gazette.
“Details are being collected now. Due to the election code of conduct for the National Assembly, their promotions cannot be done till January 27. The head office has made preparations to promote the personnel immediately after the NA polls,” SSP KC said. As per the amended regulations, 15,406 personnel will be promoted to assistant constables. There is a provision in the regulations that 33 per cent of the jawans (private) will be promoted to assistant constables. At present, Nepal Police has a total of 46,219 jawans.
Similarly, 3,747 constables will be promoted to senior constables. Twenty-five per cent of the constables will be made senior constables from existing 14,989 constable vacancies. As per the regulations, 1,014 police sub-inspectors (SIs) will be promoted to senior police deputy inspectors (senior SIs). There are 4,296 vacancies of sub-inspectors in the police at present. Spokesperson KC said that 25 per cent of them will be promoted to senior SIs post.
In order to be promoted from senior SI to Inspector, the period of working in SI post will also be calculated. Similarly, those promoted to the rank of Senior Constable and Assistant Constable will also be counted. “Amendments to the regulations are intended to encourage lower ranks,” said spokesperson KC. Senior SIs, who are preparing to be promoted to the rank of Inspector, were worried that the post of Senior SI would be added to prevent them from becoming inspectors. However, the spokesperson said that those who would be promoted to the post of senior SI would be done so once the inspector posts fell vacant.
Despite the increase in the number of police posts, the total number of 79,538 police personnel will remain intact. There are 3,031 posts of office assistants in Nepal Police. Currently, they are all of the same level. But now they will be classified into five levels. There is a clear provision on the level of their tenure. Those who have completed 5 years of recruitment in the police service will be promoted from the current level to the second level, those completing 10 years of service to the third level, those completing 15 years to the fourth level and those with over 20 years to the fifth level.
There are 305 office assistants who have served for over 20 years, and 373 office assistants for 15 to 20 years. They will be promoted to fifth and fourth levels. Of the total vacancies in Nepal Police, the number of office assistant is 3,031, 46,219 police jawans, 14,989 constables, 7,785 ASIs and 4,296 SIs.
Similarly, there are 1,488 inspectors, 453 DSPs, 170 SPs, 79 SSPs, 27 DIGs and six AIGs. Similarly, there are currently 834 undergoing trainees, 130 ASIs and 30 inspectors.