SPECIAL BRANCH

URL: http://police.pondicherry.gov.in http://police.puducherry.gov.in 

Phone- 0413 -2337700 / 2231340                                                                                            Email= spsb.pon@nic.in

 

TOPOGRAPHY

 

          Special Branch unit of Puducherry is functioning in the CID Complex, Goubert Avenue, Beach Road, Puducherry near Police Head Quarters. FRRO and Sigma Intelligence are functioning under SP Special Branch. Both the units occupying part of Ground Floor and 1st Floor of the same complex.

 

INTRODUCTION  

 

          During 1956, this unit was formulated to act as “eyes and ears” of Government.  The very word “EYES AND EARS” refers to its various types intelligence, it feeds to this Department / Government both on Internal and External Security relating to U.T. of Puducherry, which are evaluated and incorporated in Government policy formulation to maintain this U.T’s Growth, Peace and Order.  This unit covers the various avert / covert activities of all Politics / Religious / Communal / Trade Union / Association / Fundamental Outfits / Left Extremist / Terrorism / NGO / Banned Organization / Government Servant Unions and its active personalities.  This unit also liaises with the above wings on behalf of Government to suit the time-to-time requirement on various issues as directed by this Department or Government.  This unit had established its branch at Karaikal and Mahe regions of this U.T. to ensure proper coverage. 

 

PRESENT STATUS:

 

          Following the fast developments on various sectors in the U.T. of Puducherry results in the raise on threat to Internal / External security increasing the workload of Special Branch. In this regard and incompliance to the advise of IB / MHA on the proposal to form “SIGMA” was agreed. SIGMA represents SPECIALIZED INTELLIGENCE GATHERING MACHINERY. This department had created SIGMA Intelligence & SIGMA Security units in two phases during 2000 and 2001. The workload of Special Branch was re-allocated by way of sharing it to the new units. 

 

          Accordingly Special Branch covers the activities of Political / Trade Union / Service Organizations/ Associations / Religion / Labour Communal / NGOs and its activities and other sensational issues time to time specified by this Department / Government.   

 

      Sigma Intelligence headed by one SP to cover the intelligence on the activities of Fundamental Outfits/ Terrorists / Left Wing Extremists / Banned Organizations and other relating issues on Internal / External security time to time specified by this Department / Government U.T. / INDIA.  At present SP(SB) is looking after as additional charge.

 

      Sigma Security headed by one SP to cover the security to VVIP / VIP / PP etc against the activities of Fundamental Outfits/ Terrorists / Left Wing Extremists / Banned Organizations and other relating issues on Internal / External security time to time specified by this Department / Government U.T. / INDIA. 

 

        Activities of SB / SIGMA Intelligence / FRRO is tremendously increasing due to urbanization in Puducherry Region with best development in all sectors, inviting settlement of other state population including movement of foreigners.    

             

        Development programmes of the Governments widened inviting number of professional colleges, university, extension of port, extension of Airport, new satellite town, entertainment centers, Hotels, IT Zone, Special Economic Zone, Industries, raise in political / trade union / Association / NGO sector and their activities etc.    

              

        The workload is being adjusted with the existing strength and proposal was initiated in this regard to ensure proper coverage.

 

STRENGTH DETAILS - SPECIAL BRANCH

 

PUDUCHERRY REGION

 

 

SP

Inspr.

S.I

A.S.I

Steno

Reporter

HC

PC

Sanctioned

1

2

3

1

1

1

18

3

 

Stenographer of Special Branch is attending duty at SSP (L&O) office.

 

 

KARAIKAL  

 

SI  

HC

PC

Sanctioned 

1

2

-

Note: No separate Phone

 

 

MAHE  

 

SI

HC

PC

Sanctioned

1

1

1

 

Note: No separate office building and Phone

 

 

YANAM:

 

          No strength, office building and Phone. SI PCR Cell is looking after the work of Special Branch as additional charge.

 

STRENGTHENING OF SPECIAL BRANCH

 

 Activities of SB / SIGMA Intelligence / FRRO is  increasing due to present security scenario, urbanization, promotional programmes in Tourism, development of professional colleges, University, Port, Airport, Satellite Town, IT Zone, Special Economic Zone, etc., including movement of foreigners. Hence it is proposed to strengthen the Special Branch by:

      •           Posting additional man power

          To Introduce incentive system to SB staff

          Special training in special branch staff

          Training in handling of all kinds of modern equipment

          Fixed tenure in Special Branch

                   Even though the entire strength of SIGMA (Intelligence) is attached with Special Branch, the SP (Intelligence) is officiating as SP (Rural) and 4Inspectors, 11Sis, 6HCs and 4PCs were performing their duties in law and order stations & Circles. Only on Inspector, 4HCs & 4PCs are working for SIGMA (Intelligence) attached with Special Branch unit.

G.O.Ms.No.62,dated 10.11.2000 of Home Department, Puducherry

G.O.Ms.No.49,dated 19.12.2001 of Home Department, Puducherry

No coverage at Karaikal / Yanam, however 2 Head Constable were deputed to Mahe for intelligence covering out of actual strength.

 

 

FOREIGNERS Regional REGISTRATION OFFICE

 

FOREIGNERS REGIONAL REGISTRATION OFFICE (FRRO) covers the Registration of Non Resident Indian’s entering India for staying beyond 90 days at Karaikal / Mahe / Yanam with due travel documents.

 

It makes endorsement for VISA EXTENSION on the NRI Passports as ordered by Home Secretary, GOI / Home Secretary, Puducherry on the recommendation of the respective REO’s (Karaikal / Mahe / Yanam) for the fit case approved by Home Department on payment of prescribed fee. At

 

In addition, it carries out PASSPORT VERIFICATION for entire Puducherry region on the verifications directly sending by Regional Passport Officer, Chennai and through Home Department, Puducherry. With respect Karaikal region the said Passport Verification & Visa Extension work is covered by SP (Karaikal). While for Puducherry & Yanam is by SP (Special Branch) and Inspector FRO).