Nepal Police to be restructured

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to re-structure Nepal Police organisation in line with the federal set-up.

A meeting of the Cabinet held on Sunday at Singha Durbar approved 3,101 new posts in Nepal Police, of which 1,600 posts will be filled in the upcoming fiscal beginning mid-July, according to Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota. Baskota said the addition of new posts was to ensure that all local levels had police units.

The Cabinet also decided to lower the number of posts of additional inspectors general of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force as part of the restructuring exercise. As per the decision, Nepal Police will have three AIGs and APF will have two, down from 16 AIG posts in Nepal Police and 11 in APF.

The home ministry had recommended five AIGs for Nepal Police and three for APF, but the Cabinet decided to reduce that number to three and two AIGs for Nepal Police and APF, respectively, keeping in mind that deputy inspectors general will be leading provincial police units, said Baskota. “Presently, Metropolitan Police Office is headed by an AIG. However, since a metro falls in a province, we do not need more AIGs,” said Baskota. He said an APF company will be set up in each of the 77 districts.