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Pali Marwar

With The Advent Of Independence In August 1947, The 563 Princely States Of India Were Gradually
Integrated Into Different Administrative Homogeneous Units. The State Of Rajasthan, In Its Present Form
Came Into Being In Different Stages. The Matsya Union Comprising Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur And Karauli
Were The First To Be Ushered In On March 18, 1948. They Were Joined A Week Later By Banswara,
Bundi, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh, Kota, Pratapgarh, Shahpura, Tonk And Udaipur.
Exactly A Year Later, The Four Larger States Viz. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner And Jaisalmer Also Joined In.
Together They Formed The Greater Rajasthan, Which Was Inaugurated By Home Minister Of India Sardar
Vallabh Bhai Patel On 31St March, 1949. Though The Process Had Started Immediately After
Independence, It Was Not Until 1956 That All The States Came Together To Form The Present Rajasthan.
The Erstwhile Princely States Constituting Rajasthan Varied Considerably In Size, Population, Revenue
Resources, Administrative Procedures And Practices. This Was Duly Reflected In The Composition And
Capability Of Security Forces They Had Maintained For Law And Order Functions. However, With The
Merger Of These States, Their Police Forces Were Amalgamated Into A Single Police Force, Which Was
Known As Rajasthan Police.
In The Intial Years After Its Inception, The Rajasthan Police Was Headed By Officers On Deputation And
The First Inspector General Of Police Was Shri R.Banerji, Who Took Over On 7Th April, 1949. Shri Banerji
Held This Post For Seven Months And Devoted Most Of That Period To The Necessary Preliminaries Of
Integration Of The Various Police Forces. He Chalked Out A Common Police Code For The United State Of
Rajasthan In The Rajasthan Police Regulations.
The Rajasthan Police Service Was Formed In January 1951 And Eligible Officers From All Over The State
Were Appointed. This Marked The Beginning Of Rajasthan Police As We Know It Today.
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