The power of the Police Complaints Authority are as under:

  • The Authority may require any person or authority to furnish information on such points or matters as in the opinion of the Authority may be useful for or relevant to the subject matter of enquiry;
  • The Authority, before finalising its opinion, shall give the Police Officer heading the police force in the National Capital Territory of Delhi an opportunity to present the department’s view and additional facts, if any, not already in the notice of the Authority and in such cases, the Authority may review its findings upon receipt of additional information from the Police Officer heading the police force in the UT that may have a material bearing on the case.
  • In the cases directly inquired by the Authority, it may, upon completion of the inquiry, communicate its findings to the Commissioner of Police Delhi with a direction to:-
  • (a) Register a First Information Report; and/or
    (b) Initiate departmental action based on such findings, duly forwarding the evidence collected by it to the police.

  • The directions of the Authority shall ordinarily be binding, unless for the reasons to be recorded in writing, Govt. of the NCT of Delhi decides to disagree with the findings of the Authority.