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Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS): Criteria, Pay Structure and Ranks for 2022

DANIPS

DANIPS

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. 

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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–  

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. 

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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 

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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

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. 

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