25. Circumstances under which police officer of subordinate rank may resign.-
(1) Resignation of any police officer of subordinate rank may be accepted only by the officer empowered to appoint (the officer so empowered to appoint being hereafter in this section referred to as the appointing authority) officers of such subordinate rank.
(2) A police officer of subordinate rank who intends to resign from police service shall give to the appointing authority notice in writing to that effect and shall not be permitted to withdraw himself from duty unless he has been granted permission to resign by such authority and two months have elapsed from the date on which he tendered his resignation:
Provided that the appointing authority may at his discretion, permit a Head Constable or a constable to withdraw himself from duty on his crediting to the Government two months' pay in lieu of notice.
(3) A Head Constable or a constable who has agreed to serve for any specific period may not be permitted to resign before the expiry of that period.
(4) Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors or Assistant Sub-Inspectors of Police, whose appointments involve training at any Police Training College or Police Training School may not be permitted to resign within three years from the date of their successfully completing the training.
(5) No police officer of subordinate rank whose resignation has been accepted by the appointing authority shall be permitted to withdraw from duty until he has fully discharged all debts, due from him as such police officer to Government or to any police fund and has surrendered his certificate of
appointment, arms, accoutrements, uniform and all other Government property in his possession and has also rendered a complete account of all Government money and property for which he is responsible.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section if any police officer of subordinate rank tenders his resignation on medical grounds and produces a certificate signed by the police surgeon or any other medical officer authorised by the Administrator in this behalf declaring him to be unfit by reason of disease or mental or physical incapacity for further service in the police, the appointing authority shall forthwith permit him to withdraw from duty on his discharging, or giving a satisfactory security for the payment of, any debt due from him as such police officer to Government or to any police fund:
Provided that he shall forthwith return the certificate of appointment, arms, accoutrements, uniform and all other Government property in his possession before he is permitted to withdraw from duty.
(7) If any such police officer of subordinate rank resigns or withdraws himself from the duties of his office in contravention of this section, he shall be liable on the orders of the appointing authority to forfeit all arrears of pay then due to him in addition to the penalty to which he may be liable under section 22 or any other law for the time being in force.
(8) Every such police officer on leaving the service in the Delhi police as aforesaid shall be given by the appointing authority a Discharge Certificate in such form as may be prescribed.