Gurgaon gets a security committee to boost policing
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Gurgaon gets a security committee to boost policing

The committee will function under the chairmanship of the Gurgaon police commissioner and would include the divisional commissioner, Gurgaon, apart from two senior corporate citizens who will work in tandem with other members and suggest measures for further strengthening security and improving law and order

gurgaon Updated: Jan 31, 2018 23:47 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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Gurgaon police battalion’s march past on 69th Republic Day.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file)

The Haryana government has decided to set up a security committee for Gurgaon which will work to improve the law and order situation in the city.

The committee will function under the chairmanship of the Gurgaon police commissioner and would include the divisional commissioner, Gurgaon, apart from two senior corporate citizens who will work in tandem with other members and suggest measures for further strengthening security and improving law and order.

The first chief of the committee will be Sandeep Khirwar, the current police commissioner. It will as its members D Suresh, divisional commissioner, Gurgaon; Rajiv Singh, vice-chairman, DLF; and Deep Kalra, chairman and CEO MakeMyTrip.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the formation of the committee while replying to a question about the shortage of manpower in Gurgaon police during the press conference held after the conclusion of the first GMDA meeting.

The Gurgaon police is reeling under a staff crunch, which has been hampering its working on the ground and putting additional stress on the staff.

A Gurgaon police head constable on Thursday died of a heart attack while on duty at Bilaspur police station. A number of such incidents have happened in the past wherein police personnel have died of heart attacks.

“The number of police personnel will be increased once the new recruits graduate. I assure the people of Gurgaon that their security and safety are paramount to the government,” he said.

Khattar also informed that the training programme of newly recruited 4,500 police personnel will continue till March 31 and they would thereafter be deputed to various police forces across the state.

Of these new recruits, Gurgaon would get 250 police personnel and 350 traffic personnel. Apart from this, special police officers (SPOs) and home guards would also be recruited to augment the police strength in Gurgaon, the chief minister said.

Khattar said no recruitment was carried out during the tenure of the previous government and it was his ruling dispensation which recruited 1,200 women police personnel and 3,000 SPOs.

The recruitment of an additional 5,000 police personnel is in the pipeline. Apart from this, 10 new police stations were opened in Gurgaon since his government came to power. Women police stations were also opened in each district of the state.

He said his government has also set up women help desks in each district.

Khattar said the Dial 100 Service would be launched from 1 November, 2018, under which police personnel would be on duty round-the-clock in 450 vehicles to ensure security of residents.

He said the Dial 1091 Service, an exclusive helpline for women, was also being launched.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 23:47 IST