Explain about PAC:
The PAC full form – is Provincial Armed Constabulary and it is also referred to as Pradeshik Armed Constabulary (PAC). PAC is the armed police of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The main objective of creating PAC is to prevent the frequent deployment of the Army during serious law and order situations held in UP. Moreover, it was launched for the security of the state of Uttar Pradesh but it serves across every corner of the Country.
Here, PAC is categorized into 3 zones, 7 sectors, and 33 battalions. Whereas 33 regiments comprise 273 companies, only 225 companies are active due to a lack of manpower.
The Main objectives of PAC:
- To prevent people’s lives from natural and artificial disasters and to minimize the loss of life and property from these incidents.
- It provides training for volunteers and citizens for rescue and relief work with the available resources in the flood-affected zones.
- It offers fast relief by coordinating and tie-up with other relief agencies.
- It provides safety precautions and trains students and teachers in school or college for protecting against disasters and how to save a life from this incident.
- Additionally, it also offers training for a unit of police like PAC and Traffic Police to rescue and relieve people from disasters.
- By initiating an awareness program through a group of volunteers, they can also gain knowledge about how to rescue people during disasters.
To conclude, the PAC full form – Provincial Armed Constabulary, is actively involved in the rescue and relief work that include Flood and water logging, Earthquake, Chemical, nuclear explosion, and other accidents. PAC was established in the year 1952, but before it was named as United Provision Military Force. PAC became active after they received orders from the deputy inspector general (DIG) or some other higher official authorities in the police force.