Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS): Criteria, Pay Structure and Ranks for 2021

Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS): Criteria, Pay Structure and Ranks for 2021

DANIPS is a federal police service (FPS) in India, administering National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union territories of India (UToI).  

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It used to be called the Union Territories Police Service (UTPS). DANIPS is a civil service of the Government of India (GoI). Officers of the DANIPS service are recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) and are usually responsible for the law & order and policing making of the National Capital, Delhi and the Union Territories (UT). They form a feeder body of the Indian Police Service. 

Note- For the official notification, click on the link- https://www.upsc.gov.in/exams-related-info/exam-notification  

Selection Criteria 

DANIPS officers are recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission every year. Moreover, the cadre is augmented by the promotion of non-gazetted officers. 

The Civil Services Examination is conducted in a three-stage competitive selection process–  

  • The first stage consists of an objective type examination called the preliminary (Prelims) exam. This is a qualifying examination, and it consists of two papers called – General Studies and an aptitude test (AT). 
  • Only the ones who pass this stage can appear for the “Mains Exam” which consists of seven plus two additional papers (English and regional language paper are qualifying while the other seven papers carry marks as per the score). 
  • Every candidate needs to select an optional subject (with two papers) and the four General Studies papers, such as- An Essay, an English language and a regional language paper, which is followed by an interview after both exams. 

Two-thirds of the strength is filled by DANIPS officers, and the remaining are promoted from the non-gazetted police officers of the Union Territories. 

Note- For the details overview of UPSC, visit- UPSC CSE 

Cadre Strength

DANIPS officers create the backbone of the most significant metropolitan police force (MPF) in India, the Delhi Police – in the capital of our country. The body has a sanctioned strength of 434 and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is the team controlling authority for DANIPS. 

The Delhi Government regulates them on the recommendation of the respective Governor/Administrator/ Lieutenant Governor of that Union Territory. 

Duty posts under the administration 

Number 
Government of NCT of Delhi 315 
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration 10 
Lakshadweep 01 
Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli 03 
Total 329 

The delegation, Leave and Training Reserve 

Number 
Deputation reserve at 12% of 329 39 
Leave sanctuary at 10% of 329 33 
Training reserve at 10% of 329 33 
Total 105 

Note- For more details, please visit- UPSC Posts and Ranks. 

Pay Structure

Grade 

Position in the Delhi Government (DG) and Union Territories 

Salary 

Junior Administrative (JA) Grade-II (Group A) (Pay-Band-4) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCoP)/ Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) 118,500 (US$1,700) 
Junior Administrative (JA) Grade-I (Group A) (Pay-Band-3) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCoP)/ Superintendent of Police (SoP) 78,800 (US$1,100) 
Senior Grade (SG) – I(Pay-Band-3) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCoP)/ Additional Superintendent of Police (ASoP) 67,700 (US$950) 
Entry Grade (Pay-Band-3) Assistant Commissioner of Police 56,100 (US$790) 

Note- After attaining seniority and getting promoted into Senior Grades (JAG-I and JAG-II/SAG) and get inducted into IPS (AGMUT Cadre). Following which IPS service and pay rules to apply to them. 

Ranks and Insignia of DANIPS Officers

After a probationary/training period of two years, DANIPS officers are appointed as Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) or as Sub-Divisional Police Officers (SDPO) in the Union Territories. 

Insignia 

Officer Ranks

National Emblem above two stars Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCoP)or Senior Superintendent of Police (SoP) (selection-grade) 
National-Emblem above one star Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCoP) or Superintendent of Police (SoP) 
National Emblem Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCoP) or Additional Superintendent of Police (ASoP) 
Three-stars Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACoP) or Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Sub-Divisional Police Officer (DSoP) 

Difference between IPS and DANIPS

  • Both IPS & DANIPS officers are recruited by UPSC (civil service exams), but their cadre valve is different. IPS officers are A-class central service officers who will be allotted a state or joint state cadre (AGMUT).  
  • They are leaders of all law enforcement agencies of India. They r starting their carrier as ASP (assistant superintendent of police) -SP (after four years’ service junior grade)-SSP (13 + years selection grade) –DIG (14 years’ service)-IG (18 years’ service)-ADGP (24 years’ service) –DGP (31 to33years services). 
  • Not all become DGP, and all of the IPS officers will reach ADGP post- Only few will reach to DGP. 
  • The DANIPS officers are B class officers who will allotted post in Delhi, Andaman Nico bar, and other union territories. They are starting their carrier as ACP (Assistant Commissioner of police) in Delhi commission rate.   
  • They are promoted to additional DCP or additional SP -DCP or SP -SSP within 14 years. After 18 -20 years they will be given conferred IPS in AGMUT cadre they can reach up to the level of IG, but most of them retired as DIG.  
  • The IPS officers are having more power than DANIPS in states, and The IPS officer’s more dominant in salary & allowances, promotions, postings etc.

Summary/Overview

DANIPS is a federal police service (FPS) in India, administering National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union territories of India (UToI). 

It used to be called the Union Territories Police Service (UTPS). DANIPS is a civil service of the Government of India (GoI). Officers of the DANIPS service are recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) and are usually responsible for the law & order and policing making of the National Capital, Delhi and the Union Territories (UT). They form a feeder body of the Indian Police Service. 

 Areas covered in this article

  • Overview 
  • Ranks 
  • Salary 
  • IPS vs DANIPS 
  • Selection criteria 

Note- For more in-depth details about the syllabus, please visit- UPSC Syllabus. 

This post was last updated on September 28th, 2021 at 02:43 pm

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