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2 Police Act -  Constitution of the force

Section 2 of Indian Police Act 1861 -  Constitution of the force

The entire police-establishment under a 1[State Government] shall for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be one 3police force, and shall be formally enrolled; and shall consist of such number of officers and men, and shall be constituted in such manner, 4*** as shall from time to time be ordered by the 1[State Government] 5***.

6[Subject to the provisions of this Act the pay and all other conditions of service of members of the subordinate ranks of any police force shall be such as may-be determined by the 2[State] Government.]


1. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for "Provincial Government" which had been subs. by the A.O. 1937, for "L.G."

2. S. 2, so far as it is related to the provinces under the administration of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, rep. by the Bengal Police Act, 1869 (Ben. 7 of 1869).

3. See note to s. 8, infra, as to enrolment of the police force in certain places.

4. The words and the members of such force shall receive such pay omitted by the A.O. 1937.

5. Certain words omitted, ibid.

6. Ins. ibid.

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