Bengaluru: Here is good news for police. The state government has decided to promote around 11,000 police within a few days across the state. If all goes well, police constables will be promoted as head constables, head constables as assistant sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors as sub-inspectors.
The government has also decided to recruit 27,702 police personnel into the police force in the next two years. The decision was taken in a meeting held at chief minister’s residential office Krishna on Wednesday.
In the meeting presided by the chief minister, it has been decided to set up five women police stations in 2016-17 and sanction 220 police for these police stations. It was informed that 31 police stations were established in various parts of the state along with 1445 police personnel in the year 2014-15 and 1356 police personnel for 30 new police stations in 2015-16. Rayadurga, Athani, Hoskote and Shorapura have been made new sub-divisions. The meeting has also decided to open a KSRP training school at Kangrali and sanction 76 posts for it.
According to the decision taken during the review meeting, Belagavi Commissionerate will get 1599 new jobs.
Housing for police
The finance department has sanctioned Rs 446.25 crore for constructing houses for police in the state and 2782 houses were already constructed and the construction of 4016 houses is in progress and the construction of 4202 houses would be taken in the near future. With this, 48 per cent of police personnel would have housing facility in the state.
During the meeting, the police officials told the chief minister the police department has sent a proposal to construct a police public school at Davangere at an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore. They told the Chief Minister about submitting proposal for upgradation of police public school in Mysore at an estimated cost of Rs 2.50 crore and the proposal to establish one KSRP battalion at Tumkur and three battalions of City Armed Reserve in Bengaluru.
The police officials said the police department has decided to convert 500 police stations as people-friendly police stations as per the government’s directive by utilizing Rs 5 crore grant from the state government and 100 vehicles would be provided to the police stations in Bengaluru.
Strict action against police
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said the state government would take strict action against police for indulging in criminal activities such as money laundering and real estate dealings. Expressing displeasure over the media reports on the alleged involvement of police in criminal activities, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed the police officials to take stringent action against such police personnel. “The government is committed to provide all facilities to police in the state. The police must come forward to prevent crime and ensure law and order in the state,” the chief minister said.