After legislators, it is now the turn of police personnel and other government employees to take a pledge to shun liquor and motivate others to stay away from alcoholic beverages.
On April 4, all police personnel, right from homeguard jawans to IPS officers, will take the pledge that they will neither consume liquor nor allow its sale.
Being the main law enforcement agency which has the responsibility of making liquor prohibition a success in the countryside, the pledge by the police is being seen as an attempt to set an example in moral code of conduct.
All other government officials, including principal secretaries, secretaries, department heads, divisional commissioners and district magistrates, will take a similar pledge the next day.
Director general of police (DGP) PK Thakur said police personnel would take oath to shun liquor at police lines, police stations as well as offices of homeguard, vigilance, CID, special branch and police building construction corporation. The DGP said he would attend the oath-taking function at BMP-5 in Patna.
“The policemen will also sign the pledge paper,” he added.