Commissionerate System of Policing for Lucknow and Noida

In the cabinet meeting chaired by the UP CM Yogi Adityanath, it was decided that both Lucknow and Noida police commissioners will have magisterial powers with an ADG-level officer as police commissioner.

Crux of the Matter
  • The capital city Lucknow and economic capital Noida will now come under the commissionerate system of policing.
  • This aims at giving more powers to the police. The powers also include magisterial powers to the police officers for effective policing.
  • The cabinet also approved setting up two new police stations in Noida along with a network of CCTVs in both the districts.
  • UP Government said that 40 police stations in Lucknow will be brought under the police commissioner who will have a team of two IGs as joint commissioners, nine SP-rank officials and a lady officer of SP rank along with a lady officer of ASP rank.
  • The lady officers will look exclusively into cases relating to crime against women.
  • In Noida, under the ADG rank official as commissioner, there will be two DIGs, five SPs, an SP-rank lady officer & an ASP rank official for traffic control.
  • CM Yogi Aditynath said, “Since the past 50 years, there was a demand to enforce the police commissionerate system for smart policing.”

Police Commissionerate System is headed by a police commissioner. It is practised in cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, etc. Demand for this system is increasing as it gives police a free hand to act freely and take control of any situation. 71 large cities and suburban areas currently have this system. Even during the British rule, the presidency towns of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras had commissionerate system. Reporting to the Police Commissioner are the Joint Police Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Assistant Commissioner of Police. Commissioners of police and their deputies are empowered as executive magistrates to enforce Section 144 of the CrPC and issue arms licenses. More Info