Balochistan Police Discipline Rules, 1975
Short title, commencement and application
Grounds for punishment
Procedure of Departmental inquiry
Power of Inquiry Officer
Rules 5 and 6 not to apply in certain cases
Procedure of inquiry against officer lent to other Government or Authority
BALOCHISTAN POLICE DISCIPLINARY RULES, 1975
In exercise of the powers conferred under section 7 of the Police Act of 1861, the Government of Balochistan is pleased to make the following Rules, namely:-
1. Short title, commencement and application.
(i) These rules may be called Police Disciplinary Rules, 1975;
(ii) They shall come into force at once and shall apply to all Police Officers of and below the rank of D.S.P.
2. Definitions.-In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:
(i) 'Accused' means Police Officers against whom action is taken under these rules;
(ii) 'Authority' means authority competent to award punishment as per Schedule I.
(iii) 'Misconduct' means conduct prejudicial to good order or discipline in the Police Force, contrary to Government Servants Conduct Rules of 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 a Police Officer to bring or attempt to bring political or other outside influence directly or indirectly to hear on the Government or any Government Officer in respect of any matter relating to the appointment, promotion, transfer, punishment, retirement or other condition 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 for punishment.-When 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. Punishment.-The following are the minor and major punishments, namely:-
(a) Minor Punishments. –
(i) Confinement of Constables and Head Constables for 15 days to Quarter Guard;
(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 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.