CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav held Provincial Police Service (PPS) officers responsible for ignoring the rising corruption in police stations. Yadav also admitted that he always encouraged the police by speaking in their favour despite the fact the government got maximum complaints about police harassment only.
Yadav made these statements while addressing the meeting of the PPS Association here at the Police officers’ mess. The CM asked the officials of the police department to work hard in comparison to others. He said the common people still did not rely on cops. “ASPs and COs know each and every thing about the lower-rung policemen but, they ignore taking initiative to penalise them and make the policing better”, he said.
Yadav said since senior officials seldom visited police stations the in-charge and other policemen had relaxed attitude towards their duty. Taking cops to the task the CM said he had several complaints about policemen harassing innocents and patronising criminals. He asked the cops to ensure that the policemen at the police stations behaved properly with the common men. Principal Secretary (Home) Satish Agrawal too spoke on the occasion.
Sops for PPS officers
The Chief Minister announced sops for PPS officers too on Saturday. He gave an assurance for creating 23 posts in the senior pay-structure among which 21 posts of the ASPs would be in the pay-scale of Rs 16,000-20,000.
Remaining two posts have been provided a pay-scale of Rs 18,400-22,000. This pay-scale is equivalent to that given to an officer of the IG rank While 10 posts of ASPs would go to the districts having more than 18 police stations, six has been created for crime and 5 for the traffic.
The CM also assured that he would soon send a proposal to the Union government for increasing the quota in IPS cadre from 33 per cent to 50 per cent.