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The Khulna Metropolitan Police Ordinance, 1985

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1985 )

Chapter III


Power of Police Commissioner to make orders for administration of the Force
11. The Police Commissioner may, from time to time, make such orders, not inconsistent with any provision of this Ordinance and the rules made thereunder, as he deems expedient relating to-
(a) the inspection of the Force;
(b) the collection and communication by police-officers of information and intelligence;
(c) the description and quantity of arms, accoutrements, clothing and other necessaries to be supplied to the Force;
(d) the places of residence of members of the Force;
(e) the institution, management and regulation of any fund for any purpose connected with administration and welfare of the Force;
(f) the duties to be performed by police-officers of different ranks and the manner in which, and the conditions subject to which, police-officers shall exercise their powers and perform their duties;
(g) the efficiency and discipline of the Force;
(h) the prevention of abuse of powers and neglect of duties by police-officers.
Punishment of subordinate officers
12. (1) Subject to the provisions of article 135 of the Constitution and such rules as may be made by the Government in this behalf, the Police Commissioner may, by order in writing stating reasons therefore, award any one or more of the following punishments to any subordinate officer whom he finds to be guilty of disobedience, breach of discipline, misconduct, corruption, neglect of duty or remissness in discharge of any duty, or of any act rendering him unfit for the discharge of his duty, namely:-
(a) dismissal from service;
(b) removal from service;
(c) compulsory retirement;
(d) reduction in rank or grade;
(e) stoppage of promotion;
(f) forfeiture of seniority for not more than one year;
(g) forfeiture of pay and allowances for not exceeding one month;
(h) forfeiture of increment in pay;
(i) fine to any amount not exceeding one month's pay;
(j) confinement to quarter-guard for a term not exceeding thirty days;
(k) confinement to police lines for a term not exceeding thirty days with or without extra drill, extra guard, fatigue or other duty;
(l) censure;
(m) punishment drill for two hours daily for a term not exceeding fourteen days.
Explanation.- “Misconduct” means conduct prejudicial to good order or service discipline or contrary to the Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1979, or unbecoming an officer or gentleman.
(2) The power of punishment conferred on the Police Commissioner by sub-section (1) may also be exercisable, in the case of any subordinate officer other than an Inspector, by any superior officer not below the rank of Deputy Police Commissioner.
(3) The Police Commissioner, or any other superior officer authorised by him in this behalf, may place under suspension any subordinate officer against whom action under sub-section (1) is required to be taken or against whom any enquiry is required to be made.
(4) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall affect any police-officer's liability to a criminal prosecution or any offence with which he may be charged.
Police-officer to be deemed always on duty
13. (1) Every police-officer not on leave or under suspension shall be deemed to be always on duty.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance, every police-officer may, if the Inspector-General so directs, at any time, be employed on police duty in any place outside the Metropolitan Area.
Resignation of subordinate officers
14. No subordinate officer shall resign his office or withdraw himself from the duties thereof except with the written permission of an officer not below the rank of his appointing authority.

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