Temple Police

Integrated Security System for The Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has declared and directed to protect this old historic temple and treasures inside it, in SLP(Civil) No.11295/2011. In execution of that judgment, the Kerala Government has declared areas in and around the premises of Sree Padmanabha Swami temple to be the ‘Special Security Zone’, by an order, G.O(P) No.266/2011Home dated 17.10.2011. Thus under Sec.83 of the Kerala Police Act 2011, the protection of the temple now vests with Kerala Police. In exercise of this power, the protection of temple is now being undertaken by the Kerala Police. The special security zone extends from East of the Padmanabha swami temple – Attakulangara KSRTC Road to Pazhavangadi Padmavilasom road. Then from North Pazhavangadi Padmavilasom Road to Fort High School Road. Then from west Fort High School Road to Vazhapalli junction and from south vazhapalli junction to KSRTC bhavan road.

On the basis of Letter No. S1-64048/2011, dated 19.07.2011 of the State Police Chief, Kerala, Government as per G.O (MS) No.196/2011/Home, dated 28.07.2011 have sanctioned the post of an officer in the rank of SP ( Non- IPS) as Deputy Commissioner of Police, who is exclusively in charge of the security, law and order, maintenance in the temple complex.

Pursuant to the discovery of invaluable treasure in the vaults of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple and on the basis of order No. G.O (MS) No.291/2011/Home , dated 30.12.2011 and സ.ഉ. (കൈ) നം. 64/2014 Home, dated 27.03.2014 government have sanctioned the following posts of police personnel for the security.

Sl No Name of Post No.of Posts created
1 Asst. Commandant of Police ( Armed Police battalion) 1
2 Circle Inspector of Police 3
3 Inspector of Police (Tele) 1
4 System Analyst 1
5 Sub Inspector of Police 9
6 Asst. Sub Inspector of Police 7
7 Head Constable 54
8 Police Constable 53
9 Police Constable ( Commando) 50
10 Women Police Constable 40
11 Police Constable (tele) 4
12 Junior Superintendent 1
13 UD Clerk 2
14 LD Clerk 2
15 Women Circle Inspector 1
16 Women Sub Inspector 3
Total 253