Watch and Ward


Kerala Police as per traditions do not enter into Niyamasabha in their uniforms. As a result, a separate force called Watch and Ward handles security and safety of Niyamasabha and all Members of Legislature Assembly (MLAs). 130 members are inducted into Watch and Ward, deputed from general police, which provides security for the Niyamasabha complex and ensures smooth functioning of the Assembly. The Speaker of the house with support of Niyamasabha secretariat. The Watch and Ward has powers to remove members of the house forcibly, upon orders of speaker in event of any major trouble or affecting regular business of house. Outsiders to enter into Niyamasabha also requires permission of Watch and Ward. The force also provides private security to Speaker and Secretary of House.

Last updated on 11-01-2018