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Khandu for modernisation of police force
From Our Correspondent
GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Thursday the state will focus on modernisation of the police force, boost manpower and safety of women.
Addressing a gathering at the 46th Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police at Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar, Khandu said women police station like the one in Itanagar has been extended to five more districts and one was recently inaugurated in East Kameng district.
The chief minister was accompanied by Home Minister Kumar Waii, Speaker TN Thongdok and other dignitaries.
Congratulating the state police, the chief minister said, “I am happy to know that Arunachal Pradesh has been adjudged as the best performing state when it comes to securing law and order according to the survey conducted by the India Today.”
He added that this was the result of several police reforms brought by the state government in the recent years.
To fill critical manpower gaps in the state police, Khandu said 45 head constable posts for fire departments, 32 DSP, 80 inspectors for Civil Police, four posts of Inspector Telecom and three of inspector radio technicians have been created.
“Also, for time-bound recruitment process for filling up around 1,800 personnel of various ranks is underway.”
To boost the morale and self-esteem of police force, over 1500 police constables who are in service for 20 years will be given special grade promotion.
The chief minister said the state government will leave no stone unturned in modernising and providing the best facilities to the police force so that law and order is not compromised.
Commenting on the recent Bomdila incident involving Indian Army and the police, Khandu said the incident was unfortunate and steps are being taken to improve the relation between the Indian Army, local administration and the state police, he added.
Personnel belonging to the 2nd Arunachal Scouts (AS) allegedly vandalised Bomdila police station a few days ago.
A monthly sitting will be held between the army and the state police for maintaining harmonious relation and to resolve issues.