IGP Punjab okays promotions of traffic wardens
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IG Punjab Thursday took a historical step for traffic police by announcing the early promotion of wardens and inspectors. According to details, 295 traffic wardens across Punjab will be promoted to the rank of senior traffic wardens while 70 senior traffic wardens will be promoted to the rank of DSP Traffic.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan has said that departmental promotion according to merit and seniority is the basic right of every police officer which will be given to them without any delay.
IG Punjab said that traffic wardens serving on roads are a very important force of Punjab Police and every possible step would be taken for their better welfare and departmental promotions.
Rao Sardar Ali Khan directed that the process of promotion of traffic wardens and inspectors should be completed as soon as possible on the special instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz. He directed for speedy promotion of traffic wardens and inspectors and said that along with completion of ACRs, promotion board meetings should also be held regularly and promotion should be given to eligible officers and personnel immediately.
IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that the traffic police personnel perform their duties diligently in the scorching heat and all possible steps would be taken for their welfare. He directed the traffic wardens to work diligently for the betterment of the flow of traffic and convenience of the citizens.
During the meeting, DIG Tele and Transport and Chief Traffic Officer Lahore, Muntazir Mehdi, while briefing IG Punjab about the changes in the service structure of traffic wardens, said that 295 traffic wardens across Punjab would be promoted to the rank of senior traffic wardens while 70, Senior Traffic Wardens will be promoted to the rank of DSP Traffic.
IG Punjab said that the improvement in the service structure of the traffic police would improve the morale of force and therefore process should be completed without any delay.
Rao Sardar Ali Khan directed to start the process of approving new seats on different ranks of traffic police and start recruitment process for a total of 4700 seats. He stressed upon that the recruitment process for the vacant posts should be completed as soon as possible. The meeting also decided to give status of City Traffic Police Sialkot to Traffic District Sialkot. Moreover, the recommendation to send traffic police on deputation to motorways, PHP, training centers and other selected institutions will also be considered.
The meeting was attended by Additional IG Establishment, Ali Amir Malik, Additional IG Welfare, Farooq Mazhar, DIG Tele and CTO Lahore, Muntazir Mehdi.