SPECIAL PROTECTION UNIT ACT, 2016
(Act II of 2016)
1. Short title, extent and
3. Special Protection Unit.
4. Terms and conditions.
5. Functions of the Unit.
6. Fee for services.
8. Efficiency, discipline and
10. Age of superannuation.
11. Pay and allowances.
PUNJAB SPECIAL PROTECTION UNIT ACT, 2016
(Act II of 2016)
[06 February 2016]
An Act to provide for the constitution of Special Protection Unit
in the Police.
It is necessary to make
provisions for the constitution of Special Protection Unit in the Police for
purposes of providing dedicated security to the foreigners, important persons
and premises; and, for other purposes.
Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the
Punjab as follows:
title, extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Special Protection Unit Act 2016.
(2) It extends to whole of the
(3) It shall come into force at once.
Definitions.– (1) In this Act:
(a) “Director” means the Director of the
(b) “Government” means Government of the
means a member of the Unit;
(d) “Police” means the Police constituted
under the Police Order, 2002 (C.E. Order No. 22 of 2002);
means prescribed by the rules made under the Act;
(f) “rules” mean
rules made under the Act; and
(g) “Unit” means Special Protection Unit in
the police constituted under the Act.
(2) An expression used in the Act but not defined
shall have the same meanings as are assigned to it under the Police Order, 2002
(C.E. Order No. 22 of 2002).
3. Special Protection Unit.–
(1) The Government shall, by notification in the official
Gazette, constitute the Unit to be known as Special Protection Unit consisting
of such number of regions and such number of members as the Government, on the
recommendations of the Provincial Police Officer, may determine.
(2) The Unit shall consist of the following
(a) Director who shall be a Deputy
Inspector General of Police;
(b) Additional Director who shall be a
Senior Superintendent of Police;
(c) Deputy Director who shall be a
Superintendent of Police;
(d) Assistant Director who shall be a Deputy
Superintendent of Police;
(e) Chief Security Officer;
(f) Senior Security Officer;
(g) Security Officer;
(h) Senior Security Constable; and
(i) Security Constable.
(3) The administration of the Unit shall vest in the Director, who shall
discharge his functions under the supervision and control of the Provincial
4. Terms and conditions.–
(1) Subject to this Act,
the terms and conditions of the service and other matters relating to service of
the members shall be regulated under this Act and the rules.
(2) A person initially recruited in the Unit shall serve in the unit and
shall, in no case, be transferred to the general executive branch or any other
cadre or branch of the Police.
5. Functions of the Unit.–
(1) The Unit shall ensure
protection of foreigners, important persons and premises as may be notified by
the Provincial Police Officer.
(2) Subject to section 6, the Provincial Police Officer may, by general
or special order, extend the services of the Unit to a private or public sector
organization on such payment and in such manner as may be prescribed.
6. Fee for services.–
(1) Subject to any special or general directions of the Government, the
Provincial Police Officer may extend the services of the Unit to a private
organization or to a public sector organization on such payment, in such manner
and on such conditions as may be prescribed.
(2) The person or organization utilizing services of the Unit shall bear
the cost incurred by the Unit on the provision of infrastructure, machinery,
equipment and other related works necessary for the protection of the persons or
(3) The payment shall be made by or before the date prescribed and in
case of failure to do so, the Provincial Police Officer, after recording
allow further time for payment;
decide to withdraw the security after affording an
opportunity of hearing to the concerned person or organization; or
recover the outstanding amount as arrears of land
revenue in accordance with law for the time being in force.
(4) All amounts received under this Act shall be credited to the
(5) The Government may, for reasons to be recorded and by notification
in the official Gazette, exempt payment of fee for services rendered by the Unit
to a class of persons or organizations.
(1) All appointments under the
Act shall be made in the manner or by the authority as may be prescribed.
to subsection (2), initial recruitment of members in the rank of Security
Constable shall be made from amongst persons who fulfill the prescribed
qualifications, who are not less than eighteen years or more than twenty two
years of age on the closing date of the receipt of applications and who fulfill
such other conditions of eligibility as may be prescribed and until so
prescribed as are applicable to a constable of the Police.
(3) The matters relating to recruitment of specialist and
ministerial cadres of the Unit and promotion
of the members shall be governed in such manner as may be prescribed.
8. Efficiency, discipline and conduct.–
The matters relating to efficiency, discipline and conduct of the members shall
be regulated under the law or rules for the time being in force and applicable
to the Police.
9. Leave.– The Revised Leave Rules, 1981 shall apply to the members.
10. Age of superannuation.–
(1) A member shall stand retired on attaining the age mentioned against each
rank in column 3 of the Table below:
Age of superannuation
Chief Security Officer
Senior Security Officer
Senior Security Constable
age of superannuation shall be determined on the basis of substantive rank of a
member and service as `acting charge’, `officiating promotion’ and `additional
charge’ shall not be considered for the purpose.
11. Pay and allowances.–
The members shall draw such pay and allowances as may be prescribed and until
prescribed as the Government may determine.
12. Rules.– The Provincial Police Officer, with prior approval of the Government
may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Act and for immediate
operationalization of the Unit, appointments in the Unit may be made in any
initial recruitment on contract for a specified
period from amongst ex-armed personnel; or
(b) posting of a
police officer of the corresponding rank.
The Punjab Special Protection Unit
(XXIII of 2015) is hereby repealed.
Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 01 February 2016; assented to
by the Governor of the Punjab on 05
February 2016; and, was published in the Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary),
dated 06 February 2016, pages 3701-03.