Karnataka government on Friday ousted the archaic orderly system from its police department. The move by the government comes after months of deliberations fuelled by a rebellion of sorts from the police force in the state.
Karnataka's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah made the announcement of doing away with the orderly system while speaking to media persons about various reforms that have been brought to existing regulations for the police department including better pay, promotion and deputation policies.
The move will help relieve trained policemen from doing menial jobs for senior officials. The relevance of colonial orderly system has been questioned time and again by various organisations. With this move, the government hopes to fill huge vacancies that plague the department.
Orderlies are policemen trained in crime detection, security, handling of law and order situation and traffic but are posted as help to senior officials. The government intends to introduced helpers in place of existing orderlies.