Mysuru: State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said that police should have soft hearts to instill self confidence among people.
Speaking at the passing out parade of the 6th women constable’s batch at the Police Training School on Tuesday September 28, he said that these complaint centres would conduct enquiries based on public complaints. “After the parade, I was left to wonder about the myth that women are the weaker gender. Women are strong and on par with men. They have the strength to safeguard themselves as well as protect the society.”
Stating that India has the biggest military force in the world, Jnanendra said that a country of the 133-crore population can’t be protected by the military alone. We have the police force that has also taken certain responsibilities. They provide internal security and help in maintaining law and order in the society, he added.
Minister said that the moment someone mention’s police force, we think of men but it is not the case now. Around 25% of the Police Department has to be reserved for women as per the new government order. At present, the State Police Department has 10 per cent of women and this will be gradually increased, he added.
“The trainees have shown exemplary skills during the training period. For a constable, the minimum qualification is PUC, but we have candidates who are graduates and double graduates. The scenario has changed a lot,” he noted and added that cops have to be protectors of society and soft, while they have to be tough with dacoits, thieves and miscreants.
He said, “We have plans to build 10,000 houses for the police personnel. We have already distributed two-bedroom
houses. In the days to come, the police stations will be strengthened.”
Around 242 women were trained at the Police Training School here. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP -Training) P. Harishekaran, Police Training School Principal Dr. Dharanidevi Malagatti and other officers were present.