The Delhi Police wants a senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer to look after its public relations office, which is traditionally managed by senior officials from the force. It has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that its office of Public Relations Officer be now looked after a senior Indian Information Service officer.
“The Ministry has received a request that the post of PRO be assigned to an IIS officer. Perhaps, this is the first such request from a police force looking after law and order in a state. IIS officers have earlier handled public relations for central police forces like CRPF and CBI etc,” a senior official said.
Following the request from the force, the Ministry has invited applications from its officers for the post. The position requires sensitivity, a sound knowledge of law as well as procedures and practices of the police, a senior official said.