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Residents ask for a police commissionerate in Noida

The director general of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, Javeed Ahmad, on Sunday said that the process of setting up a police commissionerate in Noida will gain momentum at the state level following a demand by residents in this regard. He said that the proposal has been discussed several times at the state level many times. He said that until then, alternative arrangements will be made to strengthen the force in the city.

noida Updated: Apr 02, 2017 22:58 IST
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He said that once the commissionerate is established, the number of police personnel will increase to thrice the existing number.
He said that once the commissionerate is established, the number of police personnel will increase to thrice the existing number. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The director general of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, Javeed Ahmad, on Sunday said that the process of setting up a police commissionerate in Noida will gain momentum at the state level following a demand by residents in this regard. He said that the proposal has been discussed several times at the state level many times. He said that until then, alternative arrangements will be made to strengthen the force in the city.

“The commissionerate system ensures officer-oriented policing and it is always more accountable. We have been taking steps for it to be set up in Noida, which is closer to the national capital,” Ahmad said.

He said that once the commissionerate is established, the number of police personnel will increase to thrice the existing number. He said that public demand for a commissionerate will play a pivotal role in its establishment in the city.

He said that there is a shortage of 1,13,600 police personnel in the state. “We are continuously taking steps to recruit more personnel. Around 35, 000 people were recruited and trained, but the high court has directed that they cannot be taken on board and we are waiting for the final decision in this regard. Moreover, we are awaiting the high court’s direction on postings of 3,200 personnel,” Ahmad said.

He assured residents that Noida will have a separate share of these police personnel and sub-inspectors once the high court gives its nod.

His statement came after residents suggested that a police commissionerate will help monitor crimes closely. The representatives of various residents’ welfare associations, under the banner of the federation of Noida residents’ welfare associations (FONRWA), also mentioned that many who have shifted to Noida from Delhi have set up corporate houses and industries, for which tight security is required.

“A large number of national and international events are held in Noida and police commissionerate is the need of the hour for appropriate monitoring of the law and order problems,” NP Singh, the president of FONRWA, which organised the event in Sector 52, said.