Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service
|Date of Establishment||1972|
|Preceding Service||Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DHANI) (1967–1972)|
|Staff College||Police Training College, Jharoda kalan |
Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur (Before 2002)
|Cadre Controlling Authority||Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India|
|Minister Responsible||Amit Shah, Minister responsible for Ministry of Home Affairs|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government service|
|Cadre Strength||434 (2010)|
|Service colour||Dark blue and red |
|Uniform colour||Khaki |
|Website||Union Territories Division, MHA, India|
|Head of the Civil Services|
|Cabinet Secretary||Rajiv Gauba, IAS|
The acronym DANIPS stands for "Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Police Service". It is a federal police service in India, administering National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union territories of India. It was earlier called the Union Territories Police Service. It is a civil service of the Government of India. Officers of the service are recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination and are responsible for the law & order and policing functions of the National Capital, Delhi and the Union Territories. They form a feeder cadre of the Indian Police Service.
DANIPS officers are recruited directly through the rigorous Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year. Moreover, the cadre is augmented by promotion of non-gazetted officers to the DANIPS.
The Civil Services Examination has a three-stage competitive selection process. At stage one, there is an objective type examination called the preliminary exam. This is a qualifying examination. It consists of a General Studies paper and an aptitude test. Only the candidates who pass this can appear for the "Main Examination" which consists of seven + two papers (Two papers - English and regional language paper are only qualifying while seven papers carry marks). Each candidate has to select an optional subject (two papers) and to take four General Studies papers, an Essay, an English language paper and a regional language paper. This is followed by an interview.
Two-thirds of the strength is filled directly by DANIPS officers and the remaining are promoted from the non-gazetted police officers of the Union Territories.
DANIPS officers form the backbone of the largest metropolitan police force in India, the Delhi Police. The cadre has a sanctioned strength of 434. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, is the cadre controlling authority for DANIPS. They are regulated by the Delhi Government on the recommendation of the respective Governor/Administrator/ Lieutenant Governor of that Union Territory.
|Duty posts under administration||Number|
|Government of NCT of Delhi||315|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration||10|
|Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli||03|
|Deputation, Leave and Training Reserve||Number|
|Deputation reserve at 12% of 329||39|
|Leave reserve at 10% of 329||33|
|Training reserve at 10% of 329||33|
|Grade||Position in the Delhi Government and Union Territories||Salary|
|Junior Administrative Grade-II (Group A) (Pay-Band-4)||Deputy Commissioner of Police/ Senior Superintendent of Police||₹118,500 (US$1,700)|
|Junior Administrative Grade-I (Group A) (Pay-Band-3)||Deputy Commissioner of Police/ Superintendent of Police||₹78,800 (US$1,100)|
|Senior Grade - I(Pay-Band-3)||Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police/ Additional Superintendent of Police||₹67,700 (US$950)|
|Entry Grade (Pay-Band-3)||Assistant Commissioner of Police||₹56,100 (US$790)|
Ranks and insignia of DANIPS officers
After a probationary period of two years, DANIPS officers are appointed as Assistant Commissioners of Police in Delhi or as Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPO) in Union Territories.
|National Emblem above two stars||Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police (selection grade)|
|National Emblem above one star||Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police|
|National Emblem||Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police|
|Three stars||Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO)|
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