Security commission set up

Published: 05th May 2013 11:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2013 11:18 AM   |  A+A-

The state government on Saturday constituted the AP Security Commission, in pursuance of the Supreme Court directive to states to reform their police departments.

By a GO, the government specified the members and tasks of the commission. The commission is constituted to promote efficient, transparent and accountable performance of the police department.

The functions of the commission include advising the government on broad policy guidelines relating to effective policing in the state; assisting in identifying organisational goals for preventive tasks and service-oriented functions of the police; and providing inputs to the government.

State home minister will act as the chairperson of the commission.

The other members will be: chief secretary, principal secretary (home), law secretary and a retired judge of the High Court, to be nominated by the state government. The DGP  will be its convenor.

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