27th January, 1976

In exercise of the powers conferred under section 7 of the Police Act of 1861, the Government of the North-West Frontier Province, is pleased to make the following Rules, namely:-

Short title, commencement and application.-(1) These rules may be called the Police Rules, 1975;

(ii) They shall come into force at once and shall apply to all Police Officers of and below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

2. Definitions.-In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:–


(i) ‘Accused’ means a Police Officer against whom action is taken under these rules;


(ii) ‘Authority’ means authority competent to award punishment as per Schedule


(iii) ‘Misconduct’ means conduct prejudicial to good order of discipline in the Police Force, or contrary to Government Servants (Conduct) Rules or unbecoming of a Police Officer and a gentleman, any commission or omission which violates any of the provisions of law and rules regulating the function and duty of Police Officer to bring or attempt to bring political or other outside influence directly or indirectly to bear on the Government or any Government Officer in respect of any matter relating to the appointment, promotion, transfer, punishment, retirement or other conditions of service of a Police Officer.

(iv) ‘Punishment’ means a punishment which may be imposed under these rules by authority as indicated in Schedule I.

3. Grounds of punishment.-Where a Police Officer, in the opinion of the authority-

(a) is inefficient or has ceased to be efficient: or

(b) is guilty of misconduct; or

(c) is corrupt or may reasonably be considered corrupt because-

(i) he is or any of his dependents or any other person through him or on his behalf is, in possession (for which he cannot reasonably account) of pecuniary resources of property disproportionate to his known sources of income; or

(ii) he has assumed a style of living beyond his ostensible means; or

(iii) he has a persistent reputation of being corrupt; or

(d) is engaged Or is reasonably suspected of being engaged in subversive activities, or is reasonably suspected of being associated with others engaged in subversive activities or is guilty of disclosure of official secrets to any unauthorized person, and his retention in service is, therefore, prejudicial to national security, the authority may impose on him one or more punishments.

4. Punishments.-(1) The following are the minor and major punishments, namely:-

(a) Minor punishments’

(i) Confinement of Constables and Head Constables for 15 days to Quarter Guards;

(ii) Censure;

(iii) Forfeiture of approved service up to 2 years;

(iv) Withholding of promotion up to one year;

(v) Stoppage of increment for a period not exceeding 3 years with or without cumulative effect;

(vi) Fine up to Rs. 1,000.

(b) Major punishments-

(i) reduction in rank/pay;

(ii) compulsory retirement;

(iii) removal from service; and

(iv) dismissal from service.

(2) (a) Removal from service does not but dismissal from service does, disqualify for future employment.

(b) Reversion from an officiating rank is not a punishment.

(3) In this rule, removal or dismissal from service does not include the discharge of a person.-

(a) appointed on probation, during the period of’ probation, or in accordance with the probation or training rules applicable to him; or

(b) appointed, otherwise than under a contract, to hold a temporary appointment on the expiration of the period of appointment; or

(c) engaged under a contract, in accordance with the terms of the contract.

4-A. In case a Police Officer is accused of subversion, corruption or misconduct the Competent Authority may require him to proceed on leave or suspend him.

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