State Police Complaint Authority is an independent entity set up under the Haryana Police Act 2007 to hear grievances of citizens against the police Authorities. As an oversight autonomous body, we enquire into complaints of omission and commission on part of police Officers/Officials. It is a significant step in bringing accountability in Police and prevention of abuse of powers thereby strengthing faith in good governance. Besides in the long run, it will help in identifying the systemic and other issues in the Police Force where improvement and innovation can be made.
Authority finds its origin in the Judgment of a famous Case titled as “Prakash Singh & Ors Vs Union of India & Ors.” wherein directions were given to the Union Government, State Governments, and Union Territories for establishment of Police Complaints Authority at the State and District Level, as part of Police Reforms.
As directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Haryana constituted the State Police Complaint Authority first time on 16.08.2010 as Chairperson.
It was reconstituted in Feb. 2019 with Sh. Ram Niwas, IAS (Retd.) as its Chairperson.
Now, a fully functional Authority has been reconstituted on 20th April 2021 having a Chairperson and two members.