Over the past few years, Delhi Police has come to create as many as 14 posts of special commissioners against the sanctioned strength of 10. Currently, three Special Commissioner of Police are working in the pay scale of DG. This has stalled the promotion of six UT cadre IPS officers of 1985 batch. Four of these officers are posted as special commissioners (ADG rank) in the Delhi Police.
Similarly, while there are 22 Jt Commissioners in Delhi Police as against the sanctioned strength of 20.
However, there are only 12 Additional CPs agaianst the sanctioned strength of 19, DCPs/Additional DCPs 46 against 53, Additional DCPs (JAG) 32 against 54 and ACPs 262 against 348.
Overall, Delhi Police faces a shortage of staff by 6,000.