Uttarakhand Govt abolishes system of revenue police

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Uttarakhand Govt abolishes system of revenue police

The Uttarakhand government has abolished the revenue/Patwari policing system in the state. This was notified by the Pushkar Singh Dhami government on 3 January 2023.   All the revenue villages will now be under the regular policing system.

According to the Chief Minister’s Office the law and order in 1,800 revenue villages of Uttarakhand will now be handled by the state police.

It was introduced by the British in the hilly state 150 years back. Under the system the civil officials/patwari of the Revenue department had the power to investigate and arrest the offenders just like police.

According to the government the revenue police lacked the necessary skill required for criminal investigations hence a need was felt to transfer the areas of revenue police to regular police in a phased manner.


Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India. It was formed by carving out the hilly areas of Uttar Pradesh.

 The state is also famous as God’s Land or Dev Bhoomi.

It has a total of 13 districts.

Governor of Uttarakhand: Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh

Capital:  Dehradun 

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