-By Ashutosh Shukla

Yogi government frames multipronged strategies to break narco nexus

Lucknow: Intensifying its war against the narco nexus in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the transfer policy within the Police department for the smooth functioning of the Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF).

Under the new policy, the government will now post 450 police personnel on deputations within ANTF. 

The personnel will be deputed as inspectors, sub-inspectors, head constables, constables, constable drivers, sub-inspectors (Confidential), sub-inspectors/assistant sub-inspectors (clerk), sub-inspectors/assistant sub-inspectors (Accounts) and computer operators.

ANTF DIG Abdul Hameed said that a letter was written to the government seeking appointments on about 450 posts for the smooth operation of ANTF, following which Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the transfer policy, allowing the deputation of officers and policemen to these posts.

The department has vacant positions for 16 inspectors, 38 sub-inspectors, 84 head constables, 162 constables, 5 SIM (Steno),  8 SI (M), 35 constable drivers, 2 SI (M), 8 ASI (M), 1 SI (M) Accounts, 44 Class IV, 1 ASI (M) Accounts, 8 drug inspectors, 8 pharmacists and 28 computer operators in the headquarters, 8 operational units and 6 Police Stations. The department has started the process of appointment on deputation to these posts.

A committee to be constituted for selection of policemen

At the ANTF Headquarters level, a committee will be constituted for the selection of experienced, efficient and skilled personnel who fit into the prescribed qualification for the posts ranging from inspector to constable, headed by the Inspector General of Police, ANTF or Deputy Inspector General of Police (Head of Office), while Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) or Additional Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Police Operation or Additional Superintendent of Police Operation will be members.