Police equipped with modern weaponry only can maintain proper law and order
Police, Media and Politicians have special responsibilities towards the people
Chief Minister makes many announcements for facilities to Police personnel
Inauguration ceremony of 100 newly constructed buildings of police department held
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that police, media and politicians have special responsibilities towards the people and said that if these three institutions work in tandem the society will be benefited at large. He also said that of these three, responsibility of politicians was the most as they were elected as people’s representatives. He further stated that the state government was making all out efforts for modernization of the state police force as the government understood well enough that equipped with modern weaponry they can maintain law and order properly.
He also announced that in the next three years, to meet the shortage in the police, 1.20 lakh constables will be recruited. The Chief Minister was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of 100 newly constructed buildings for police at his official residence today. Stressing that to maintain high morale and welfare of the policemen, effective schemes should be implemented in fixed timelines and said that commendations discs will be provided to well performing policemen.
Pointing out that for duty, policemen have to go to other districts and said that at every district headquarter, employee hostels will be built under which in big districts there would be 50 rooms, in medium level districts there would be 25 and in small districts there would be 10-room employee hostels. Mr. Yadav also announced allotment a stretch of 25-acres in Vrindavan Colony as per rules in the state capital to meet the problems of residential facilities of the policemen, enhancement of diet allowance of officers and personnel keeping in mind the challenges faced by police men, Rs. 05-10 lakh as per requirement for renovation of available government houses for on-duty inspectors, sub-inspectors on official travel to other districts, legal aid to officers facing charges during discharge of duties, to provide the benefits of second ACP to those police personnel who were unable to avail its benefit during 2009 to 2013, in spite of completing 16 years of satisfactory service.
The Chief Minister also released a booklet titled ‘Uttar Pradesh Police: Aadhunikikaran ki or badhte kadam’. Mr. Yadav also said that the present government from day one of assuming office has tried to provide facilities based on requirements to the police force and pointed out how works like construction of modern control rooms, weapons as per needs, other resources and promotions at various levels had been done.
Adding that being a big state the problems faced by the police were big, the Chief Minister said timely intervention by police in various districts have averted serious incidents and rebuffed attempts by some forces to vitiate the atmosphere in the state. Referring to the Budaun incident, the Chief Minister said the DGP’s version was not accepted by the media leading to infamy of the state worldwide but pointed out that when the real issue of the incident came out the media did not give it enough attention.
Giving the example of 1090 Women Powerline, the Chief Minister said other states were also emulating the initiative taken by the state police. Help has come to lakhs of women and girls in distress through this service, the CM pointed out. Mr. Yadav also directed police officers and others to work for the welfare and security of the people. The Chief Minister also mentioned various welfare schemes like distribution of 15 lakh free laptops, saturation of 40 lakh families under the Samajwadi Pension Yojna and free irrigation for farmers.
Work is also going on infrastructure projects like Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Metro Rail projects in three districts including Lucknow, improving health services through 108 and 102 ambulance services. He also mentioned how the previous Samajwadi Government had built the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park while the present Government is developing Janeshwar Mishra Park in the state capital. Very soon, he informed a big park spread in 2000 acres will come up at Noida. Addressing the event, PWD Minister Mr. Shivpal Singh Yadav said policemen should earn the trust of the people and the bond between the people and police should be of trust and not of fear.
Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan said under the present state government, working of the police had improved considerably. Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan said the state government accords top priority to maintenance of law and order in the state and that this would only be possible if the morale of the force was high. He also expressed confidence that the process to recruit 40,000 police constables that was underway would be concluded soon. Principal Secretary (Home) Mr. Debashish Panda, DGP Mr. AL Banerjee also spoke on the occasion.
Also present were many ministers of the state government, senior administrative and police officers and other dignitaries. Of the 100 new buildings inaugurated today, include various categories of residences, administrative building of police stations, fire stations, administrative blocks of police stations and barracks etc for PAC.