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7 Police Act -  Appointment, dismissal, etc., of inferior officers

Section 7 of Indian Police Act 1861 -  Appointment, dismissal, etc., of inferior officers

2[3[Subject to the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution, and to such rules as the 1[State Government] may from time to time make under this Act, the Inspector-General, Deputy Inspectors-General, Assistant Inspector-General and District Superintendents of Police may at any time dismiss, suspend or reduce any police-officer of the subordinate ranks] whom they shall think remiss or negligent in the discharge of his duty, or unfit for the same;

4[or may award any one or more of the following punishments to any police-officer 5[of the subordinate ranks] who shall discharge his duty in a careless or negligent manner, or who by any act of his own shall render himself unfit for the discharge thereof, namely: --

(a) fine to any amount not exceeding one months pay;

(b) confinement to quarters for a term not exceeding fifteen days, with or without punishment drill, extra guard, fatigue or other duty;

(c) deprivation of good-conduct pay;

(d) removal from any office of distinction or special emolument.]6


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

2. Subs., ibid., for certain words.

3. Subs. by the A.O. 1950 (as amended by C.O. 29), for "Subject to such rules".

4. Subs. by Act 8 of 1895, s. 2, for certain words.v 5. Ins. by the A.O. 1937.

6. For clause (e), applicable to certain areas in the U.P., see U.P. Act 2 of 1944.

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