Police should ensure that no injustice is meted out to the common people
Efforts of the state government have improved the image of the state amidst Investors
Adequate budgetary provisions have been made to provide more resources and residential facilities to the police
Government working towards minimizing the response time, on lines of Ambulance services
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has asked police officials to ensure that no injustice is meted out to the common people and directed them to work to address problems faced by them as this will enhance the trust of the people in the police force.
Mr. Yadav also said that providing better law and order to the people of the state and effective crime control was a top priority of the state government. The Chief Minister was today addressing a meeting of senior police officials at his official residence on occasion of the ‘Police Week’. He also exhorted all senior and junior officials to deliberate on meeting challenges before them and to share their experiences as well as they would get enriched by success stories of good work done by police in various districts.
The Chief Minister also pointed out that good works done by the state government were often eclipsed by crimes and other incidents and added that by its sheer population Uttar Pradesh was India’s largest state and challenges and problems in the state were different from other states. The state government has taken many initiatives and decisions to improve law and order and curb crime but the crime profile has changed considerably posing new challenges before the police, the Chief Minister added. Saying that the job of policing was a sensitive and risk one, Mr. Yadav said police worked under adverse situations and the state government was aware of this.
For better policing necessary resources and providing better residential facilities for policemen, adequate budgetary provisions have been made, the Chief Minister stated and pointed out that the good and sincere efforts of the state government were bearing fruit and for development of infrastructure facilities projects like Agra-Lucknow Express-way have been set rolling, IT majors like HCL and Infosys were investing in the state and the Times Group was establishing a university in the state.
All this was made possible because through the efforts of the state government the image of the state had changed positively. Referring to the ambulance service through which it was reaching the needy within 15-20 minutes, Mr Yadav said efforts were on to ensure minimum response time of the police also. A study was currently underway and after senior police officials go through the suggestions, necessary arrangements would be made.
Mr. Yadav also rued that some people for selfish gains were misrepresenting facts and incidents to cast a shadow on the good work going on in the state and urged the police officials to be on guard against such activities as also try and get across to the people with the good work undertaken by the police.
On this occasion, the director general of police (DGP) Mr. AK Jain said that many significant steps have been initiated to boost the morale and to modernize the police force. Major action has been taken against organized crime and mafia elements and new techniques have been assimilated through various applications, he further informed. Mr. Jain also apprised the gathering of officials that during the Police Week, serious issues have been deliberated upon as well. Also present on the occasion were Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Home) Mr. Debasheesh Panda, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister; Mrs. Anita Singh and Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal and other senior officials of the police department.