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Police dept yet to get replacement for 400 staff

While the population of the city is increasing by leaps and bounds, the police force is facing a shortage of manpower with a dozen staff retiring or getting transferred every month.

india Updated: May 05, 2011 00:34 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

While the population of the city is increasing by leaps and bounds, the police force is facing a shortage of manpower with a dozen staff retiring or getting transferred every month.

"In the last two years, around 400 people either retired or got transferred from the Gurgaon police and we did not get a replacement of them," Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal said.

He added that the department is also facing a problem of lack of infrastructure, equipment and facilities.

The department has 3,405 personnel, which is around 34% less than the number of staff sanctioned for a city of around 1.5 million people.

The city needs one police station and 10 PCRs in every three years to cope up with increasing population.

However, for the last three years, there is no change in the infrastructure and Gurgaon has only 43 PCRs and 26 police stations. The police commissioner said there are 1700-1800 posts vacant in the city police force.

"Efforts are being made to fill all vacancies. We have informed the authority concerned about staff shortage, and this problem will be solved soon," Deswal said.