Rs 155 crore for police housing
DIRECTOR GENERAL of Police Swaraj Puri has said that a sum of Rs 155 crore received from the Central and State Government would be spent on police housing.india Updated: May 30, 2006 00:22 IST
DIRECTOR GENERAL of Police Swaraj Puri has said that a sum of Rs 155 crore received from the Central and State Government would be spent on police housing.
He was speaking to media persons before inspecting the police control room and holding meeting of police officials at SP office today.
Puri said that lack of proper housing, including staff quarters, was being felt since a long time and the said sum, apart from the police modernisation project, had been granted for the purpose.
The present housing infrastructure met only 36 per cent demand of quarters for personnel ranging from constable to gazetted officers, which would be increased with the aid of this sum to 42 per cent shortly.
Another problem as acute as housing was paucity of police hospitals. He had found in his statewide tours that in the few places where hospitals were available, doctors were less. Steps were being taken to resolve this problem by inducting more doctors in the police service.
He had gone on official inspection tours of Sehore, Ujjain, Dewas, Neemuch, Mandsaur and come to the district for the same. The tour was aimed at finding ground level problems, their eradication, conveying new policy and methods and making optimum utilisation of available resources.
The inspection had culminated in suspension of two TIs and two Hawaldars, while displeasure had been shown to three high-level (SP and DSP) officials. Four junior level officials (ASI, Hawaldar and constable) had been rewarded for good work.
As per rules not more than 10 per cent cases should be pending in police stations, but during the inspection it was found in one police station that out of 152 cases 113 were pending, he said.
Commenting on the Commissioner system to be introduced on the lines existing Mumbai, he said that it was only in the air and as of now there was no talk of implementation.
Special emphasis was being laid on boosting security system from large cities like Indore to places having high-risk installations like Singrauli in Sidhi district.
Paucity of staff in the force was nothing new and ways were being devised to get over this problem in the best manner possible. The narcotics cell of the State had achieved success in the past three months in the form of seizures from Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain ranges.
IG Shailendra Shrivastav, IG (APTC) V M Kanwar, DIG V Madhukumar Babu, SP Adarsh Katiyar and all CSPs were present during the meeting.