Tuesday, September 8, 2009

400 SIs, 9,000 constables, 50 stations

MYSORE: Home Minister V S Acharya on Monday said that the government will recruit 400 sub inspectors, 9,000 constables and open 50 new police stations before March 31, 2010. He said that the government would provide quarters to all the police men in service in the state.
Speaking after inaugurating a new police station in Gundlupet on Monday, he said that the government has approached NABARD and other funding agencies to construct houses for policemen. “New Superintendent of Police Offices will be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.4 crore in the new districts,” he said. Acharya said that the government has sought the advice of senior officers to strengthen the police force — including internal security, coastal police, Armed Reserve and other forces.
He said that the then National Democratic Alliance Government and Home Minister L K Advani had ensured enough funds for the modernisation of the police force. He also said that the government has appealed to the Prime Minister for more funds, following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year.
“Chamrajnagar and Beggur have been included among 50 new police stations proposed for the state,” added the Minister. IENS

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