What is the full form of PAC?
PAC: Provincial Armed Constabulary
PAC stands for Provincial Armed Constabulary. It is also known as Pradeshik Armed Constabulary (PAC). It is armed police force of Uttar Pradesh, which was created to prevent the frequent deployment of the Army during serious law & order situations. Although it was established for the State of Uttar Pradesh, it also serves across the length and breadth of the country. PAC is divided into 03 zones, 07 sectors and 33 battalions. The 33 battalions comprise 273 company, however, only 225 companies are active due to lack of manpower.
Aims and Objectives of PAC:
It is actively involved in the rescue and relief work in the following types of disasters:
PAC is an armed reserve in Uttar Pradesh posted at key locations throughout the state. It becomes active after receiving orders from the deputy inspector general (DIG) or other higher authorities in police forces.
The head of PAC is the Director-General, Provincial Armed Constabulary. It was established in 1952 before that it was called United Provinces Military Force or Uttar Pradesh Military Force. It 1952, it got its present name. Besides this, there are three zones of UPPAC that include Western Zone, Central Zone and Eastern Zone. These zones are headed by ADG/IG.
It is located as a wing of Uttar Pradesh Police at different cities of the state. Each battalion of PAC comprises 7 to 8 companies. Each company has around 200 Jawans. The PAC Jawans carries only lathis.
Major functions of PAC: