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'About two lakh policemen to be recruited'

To meet the shortage of manpower in different organs of Uttar Pradesh police about 2.04 lakh police personnel will be recruited soon, state Chief Minister Mayawati said in Lucknow today.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2009 12:22 IST

To meet the shortage of manpower in different organs of Uttar Pradesh police about 2.04 lakh police personnel will be recruited soon, state Chief Minister Mayawati said in Lucknow on Wednesday.

"The government had already started an exercise to recruit 35,000 personnel through police recruitment boards
constituted to make the process transparent," Mayawati said while addressing a function organised on the occasion of
Police Smriti Diwas.

To address problems of the police personnel, separate budgetary allocations have been made by the government, she
said.

"For modernisation of state force and to equip it with modern weapons and gadgets, the state government had given
financial sanction of Rs 246 crore in its budget," she said.

"Similarly to meet residential and non-residential demands of the police a separate budgetary provision of Rs
30.81 crore and 26.76 crore had been made respectively," she added.