Mangaluru, Nov 25: “Even in stressful situations, the police department strives to protect and maintain law and order. The state government has implemented several programmes for the welfare of police personnel and also fulfilled their demands,” said state home minister K J George.

He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating police canteen and police community hall located behind SP’s office here on Tuesday November 25.

“Every year, 4,500 police officers retire from the service. There are 28,500 posts vacant across the state. The government has intiated the process to recruit personnel for 8,500 posts. In the state, there are 790 vacant sub-inspector posts. Presently, the department has taken the responsibility to fulfill 290 sub-inspector posts within the next three years,” he said.

“The department has facility to train up to 4,500 police personnel, but this time the government has taken the initiative to train 8,500 police personnel with additional facilities and fill the vacant posts. The department also aims to provide employment opportunities and has taken the initiative to appoint youths for the police department from Naxal-affected rural areas by providing relaxation in height and weight. Thousand home guards were taken into police department to help the police department. Rs 1000 is provided for health checkup and free health Insurance is also given to their families.”

He also said that appropriate action would be taken against those who take law into their hands.
District incharge minister Ramanath Rai said, “This district is communally sensitive. The department should deploy additional police force for the district, which will help to protect law and order.”

MLA J R Lobo who presided on this occasion thanked MRPL for their contribution to build police community hall in CSR Fund. In his address, he said, “Police personnel should effectively utilize the newly inaugurated community hall. Home ministry should also extend the Aragoghya Bhagya scheme to retired police personnel along with canteen facility.
He also thanked home ministry for granting Rapid Action Force to Dakshina Kannada.

On this occasion MLA Mohiuddin Bava, MLC Ivan D’ Souza, ADGP law and order Subashchandra, Kempayya IPS, ZP president Asha Thimappa Gowda, H Kumar from MRPL, IGP Amrit Paul, police commissioner R Hitendra, SP Dr Sharanappa and others were present.

Courtesy : Daijiworld