Police Head Quarters
1 Sarojni Naidu Marg, Allahabad

Fax : 0532-2423659, 2423661. Ph : 0532-2423660

E-mail :
polhead@up.nic.in, polald@gmail.com

Police Headquarters Allahabad :  
The Head Quarters of the Uttar Pradesh Police department is located in Allahabad. It has been in existence for the past 136 years. The post of Inspector General of Police was created in the year 1863 after the Police Act came into operation in the year 1861. During the year 1937 a part of the Head Quarter - "The camp office of the IGP" was shifted to Lucknow and a DIG was deputed to supervise the work of PHQ. Mr.R.N.Marsh was the first DIG Headquarters. Later on the post of DIG was upgraded to the rank of IG in 1983 and further upgraded to the rank of ADG in 1992.

The building in which PHQ is situated today is one of the oldest and the finest buildings of Allahabad. It was constructed in 1870. It once used to house the High Court of the United Provinces, till 1916. UPPHQ has the rare distinction of having a precious collection of old documents and seals and copies of the Police Gazette since 1867.

All the work related to Provisioning of Uniform & Accoutrement, motor vehicles, type writers, fax, telephones, computers & other office equipments, Arms & Ammunitions, stationary, allotment of Budget, Proposals for Modernization & strengthening, revision in allocation, pension, construction & maintenance of buildings, welfare of personnel, establishment matters of all the non-gazetted officers & the ministerial cadre, leave & pay slips of the gazetted officers is attended to at the PHQ.

Organizational Structure

Work Distribution of Officials at PHQ

UP Police has the distinction of being the largest force in the world working under a single command. At present allocation of 3,98,214 officers and other ranks in the department. There are 1504 Police Stations, 282 Reporting Out Posts & 158 rural Out Posts. The men are equipped with modern weapons like Glock Pistol, 5.56 mm INSAS Rifle, AK47s, 7.62 SLRs, 19mm carbines; 51 mm Mortor, stenguns, 9mm  pistols,  .38 revolvers besides LMGs,  .303 rifles & other vintage weapons. 1434 heavy vehicles, 5762 light vehicles and 4706 motor cycles are provided to perform the Law & Order duties.

The department is gearing up to face the challenges of policing in the next millennium by rapidly modernizing and strengthening its resources. Some of the schemes approved by the government are as follows :

Sophisticated and sensitive equipments are in various stages of implementation in the state ensuring better Policing and VIP security.

To increase the operational efficiency old weapons are gradually being phased out & replaced with sophisticated ones.

In keeping with the modern trends the training institutions are being provided with modern audio visual equipments. The Fire service department has been provided with modern Fire Fighting Equipments to increase their operational efficiency.


Housing & Welfare :

In order to maximise efficiency and output, it is imperative that due attention be paid to the welfare of the Jawans, in order to keep their morale high, as also to relieve them of the tensions of maintaining their families while they are away on duty.

The Police Headquarters endeavour to educate the various units on what is due to them from the Govt, and then goes on to provide the same to the intended beneficiaries. An insight into the welfare schemes/grants /facilities available to the UP Police is highlighted below.

In-Service Welfare :

l.Kalyan Nidhi and grant from the State Amenities are grants for the provision of various welfare facilities such as recreation rooms, televisions, watercoolers, Mahila Kalyan Kendras, sewing machines, gynaecological facilities for the families, books, health and fitness related equipments for children, parks and gymnasiums, to name a few. PHQ distributes these grants to all units.

2.Medical reimbursement: Expenses relating to ailments of the jawan and his family are, as is permissible, reimbursed upto Rs. 40,000/- by Head of Office, from Rs. 40,001 to Rs. 1,00,000/- by Head of Deptt. and above Rs. 1,00,000/- by Govt.

3.Loans for House building/house repair/motor purchase as well as advances from GPF are processed and sanctioned by PHQ.

4 Jeevan Rakshak Nidhi, Shiksha Kosh, Sports Fund, are private funds funded by contribution from all ranks of UP police of Rs.5, Rs.10 and Re.l per month respectively. As the name suggests, lee van Rakshak Needhi provides advances to Jawans (including wife, one son upto age of 25 yr. and one unmarried daughter)  battling for life with various chronic diseases, thereby giving him money as soon as he requires it. Utmost care is taken at PHQ to ensure that there is no delay. Shiksha Kosh was set up with the intention of setting up UP Police Modern Schools all over UP with a common syllabus so as to ensure affordable education to children of Police personnel and provide continuity in case of transfer of the Police parents. Sports Fund provides for sports facilities and equipment for the children to enable them to have a healthy body and mind.

5.Housing : This is by far the most important welfare measure accruing to our men. As per the predetermined norms all officers and men are entitled to residential accomodation. PHQ deals with all major and minor works as well as repairs and maintenance of previously constructed buildings. Presently the level of housing satisfaction in UP Police is about is about 43%.

On Retirement :

l.Pension : Various types of pensions are given as per type of retirement, such as superannuation, voluntary, invalid, disability, injury, extra-ordinary, etc. Attempt is made in PHQ to strictly adhere to the principle that pension is a matter of right. It is not a bounty or gratuitous payment.

2.Educational scholorships, medical reimbursement, assistance for mentally and physically disabled are some of the other facilities available for retired personnel. Apart from this there is a pensioner's board in every district, the SP of which holds a meeting with the pensioners settled in that district and solves their basic difficulties such as concessional transport, subsidised education, ration facilities and so on.

On Death :

1.Police Benefit Fund : This scheme started in 1950 for the benefit of families of police personnel who contribute to it at prescribed rates (a single payment). On receipt of information of death, an amount corresponding to the initial contribution is paid to the dependant.

2.Ex-gratia payment (anugrah) : Given the high risk factor of police working, a variety of grants are due to the dependants of police personnel who are killed on duty. Ex-gratia from Rs.30,000 in case of those who die on duty to Rs. 10,00,000 when killed in encounters are paid to their widows.

3.Anukampa kosh : provides for financial assistance from Rs.25,000 to Rs.1,00,000 as per the last basic pay drawn and number of dependants, in case of death.

4.Personal Accident Insurance Scheme : All officers and men of UP Police are insured under this scheme at an annual premium of Rs.90 for a claim of Rs.205,000 with effect from 13 August,99. Efforts are being made to recover the amount of premium from the Govt, as is the governmental policy in many other states where the state Govt, provides the insurance cover to its policemen as a welfare measure Needless to say this works wonders for the morale of the force. UP Police lost more than 150 personnel during the previous insurance scheme year ending 12 August,99 and sadly this has been the average over the past years.

A Police person requires to be perpetually alert to be effective and also for his own safety, welfare measures enable him to achieve that level of concentration.

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On Going Welfare Projects :

On Going Welfare Projects :

Providing LPG to the whole of UP Police :Openina gas agencies in all districts, replacing wood with gas in all the Police messes, providing gas connection to all ranks of the Police thereby conserving wood and improving the health of the cooks.

Providing Residential accomodation : to interested personnel in their districts of choice by way of Police Co-operative Housing Societies in all districts which provide land, building, along with loans for the same, undertakes the responsibility of construction for its members who only pay a nominal fee for membership. Bareilly has made a pioneering effort and other districts "have been exhorted to follow suit

Education and sensitisation of units towards welfare :to maximise the number of beneficiaries.