Transfer and Posting Policy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police.
The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 17 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Act-2017, has approved the transfer and posting policy of senior police officers till further order. Under the policy, seniority, efficiency, competence and integrity are the guiding principles while considering an officer recommendation for posting.
According to details, the IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi has approved the transfer and posting policy of the KP Police as per Police Act-2017. To make recommendation for the transfer and posting of senior ranking police officers, a selection committee under the chairmanship of Additional Inspector General of Police Headquarters has been constituted. Other members of the committee include DIGs Special Branch, Headquarters and Operations. The term of reference of the committee shall include the recommendation of a panel of three officers for posting against senior ranks to the Provincial Police Officer for proper selection and subsequent notification thereof.
The selection committee before making recommendations to the Provincial Police Officer shall be guided by the following principles/criteria. Postings /Transfers shall be strictly in public interest. The normal tenure of the posting shall be two years for the head and other senior rank police officers; however they can be posted out pre-maturely before completion of their tenure in lieu of exigencies of service which include but not limited to: Misconduct, inefficiency, moral turpitude, corruption etc (within the meaning of the section 24 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Act-2017), and failure to all other key performance indicators.
Moreover, officers of the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police (DPO)/Superintendent of Police (Investigation) shall not be posted as head of police in district of his domicile. Regarding the posting of husband/wife, efforts where possible would be made to post such person at one station and this will be subject to the public interest. Likewise, seniority cum fitness (efficiency, performance, audit, competence and integrity) shall be the guiding principles while considering an officer recommendation for posting. Transfer and posting policy may also entail rotation between filed and staff posting. This policy is subject to positive amendments/improvements, keeping in view the new emerging challenges. However, and in addition to, PPO will continue to exercise the powers of transfer and posting under Police Act-2017.