Thursday, February 19, 2009

Better facilities for Police force

UDUPI: The state government is committed to increasing the salary and other facilities to the police force, said home minister V S Acharya here on Wednesday.
He was speaking at the passing out parade of the sixth batch of trainees from the Police Training School. "Policemen in Karnataka will be better paid and additional facilities will be extended to ensure their safety when confronting crimes," the minister said.
Pointing out that there are more vacancies coming up in the state police and merit is the only criteria for the selection, he called on the new batch of constables, 59 in all, to take up responsibility, be duty conscious and work diligently.
He urged many of the personnel who are overqualified not to leave the department when they get better employment and assured that government would take care of them with better facilities.
Acharya earlier received the customary salute and inspected a parade by the constables from District Armed Reserve Police, Kolar. Superintendent of police Praveen Madhukar Pawar, also the principal of the school, and deputy commissioner Hemalatha spoke. The sub-divisional deputy superintendents of police, A Vishwanath Pandit, Shahsidhar and Sathish Kumar co-ordinated the programme.
(News TOI/ Pic Daijiworld)


Vikram Attiganal said...

I would like to know your opinion on making use of the talent available to fill the posts in the police department.

As you also know there is lot of talent available, which only needs to be harnessed. I'm sure, many of the experienced professionals, mainly in private enterprises, would be willing to serve in the force, provided right facilities are provided.

I also got to know that, a separate IT cell exists in the police department.

I would like to know, what sort of opportunities are being provided for experienced professionals.

Dr. Rajkiran Panuganti said...


Two questions:

a. Common citizen has a taboo in going to police station (even it is for registering a complaint). The govt. has to take an initiative to take this taboo out.

b. What steps are you taking to increase police-citizen interaction ?