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 Delhi Police
February 16, 2022

Delhi Police

A commemorative postage stamp on the Platinum Jubilee of the Delhi Police (DP), law enforcement agency for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) :

DP (दिल्ली पुलिस) : Shanti Seva Nyaya (शांति सेवा न्याय)Issued by India

Issued on Feb 16, 2022

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue a Commemorative Postage Stamp on the Platinum Jubilee of Delhi Police and appreciates its professional and humanitarian approach in providing safety and security to people.

Credits :
Stamp : Sh. Paresh Maity
FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 500000

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • Delhi Police traces its roots to the institution of its first ‘Kotwal’ – Malik-ul-Umara Faqruddin appointed in 1237 AD. The aftermath of India’s first war for freedom in 1857 saw the then ruling Britishers frame the Indian Police Act of 1861 to firmly establish a colonial police establishment in Delhi.
  • With the shifting of colonial India’s capital from Kolkata to Delhi in 1912, the first Chief Commissioner of Delhi was appointed; vested with the powers and functions of an Inspector General of Police.
  • The events to the run-up of independence saw a major re-organization in 1946 when the strength of Delhi Police was almost doubled. The independence of India brought with it the tragic partition and a massive influx of refugees. On February 16, 1948, the first Inspector General of Police was appointed for Delhi.
  • As the national capital grew, so did its administrative complexities. In 1966, the Government of India constituted the Delhi Police Commission. Based upon its recommendations, from July 1, 1978, the Commissionerate System came into force by way of a Parliamentary Statute. Shri J.N. Chaturvedi became the first Commissioner of Police, Delhi.
  • As the Delhi Police enters its Platinum Jubilee year, its footprints are visible in 02 Police Zones, 6 Police Ranges and 15 Police Districts mapping every square inch of Delhi. With a strength of over 80,000 personnel, it is perhaps the largest metropolitan police in the world; larger than that of London, Paris, New York or Tokyo.
  • Delhi Police today is a premier police organization which has the reputation of performing exceptionally under the most adverse circumstances. Be it handling of massive law and order issues in the National Capital or providing security to the national and international dignitaries or carrying out investigations of complex and sensitive crimes, Delhi Police has always laid down the golden standards for all other police forces of the country to emulate.
  • The global Covid-19 pandemic saw Delhi Police emerging as the frontline organization for rendering humanitarian help and containing the virus spread while causing minimum inconvenience to the residents of Delhi. The new imperatives of Covid-19 brought in a significant increase in the workload and risk vulnerability for the police force. However, Delhi Police rose to the challenge and its exceptional service delivery earned it the sobriquet – ‘Dil ki Police’. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India applauded Delhi Police in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast to the people of India.
  • It was a proud moment for Delhi Police when Late Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, a gallant officer, was awarded ‘Ashok Chakra’ – India’s highest peace time decoration for sacrificing his life at the altar of duty. Delhi Police holds the record for maximum victories for best marching contingent at the prestigious Republic Day parades at Rajpath and has also produced a number of national and international level sporting champions.
  • Delhi Police is the lead partner with almost every Central Police Organization in developing blueprints which aspire at creating modern and sensitive police organizations across the country. It is the national champion in the implementation of CCTNS, the biggest and most-significant pan-India police application since independence.
  • This year, on February 16, 2022, on the occasion of its 75th Raising Day, Delhi Police is commencing its ‘Platinum Jubilee’ celebrations. It remains committed to its motto of ‘Shanti-Seva-Nyaya’ i.e. Peace, Service and Justice.
  • Text : Based on information received from the proponent.
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