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MP to create 2,000 police jobs

The creation of these new posts will cost the Madhya Pradesh state an additional Rs 175 million.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 13:52 IST

Madhya Pradesh has decided to create 2,000 new jobs in the state's police force.

The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday. The creation of these new posts will cost the state an additional Rs175 million.

"Of the 2,000 new posts, 502 have been reserved for Naxal-affected areas, 856 for communally sensitive districts, 234 for newly-created districts, 138 for the Special Task Force and 20 for the Economic Offences Wing," said an official press release.

The meeting also reviewed setting up of 400 forest check posts.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has recently come under attack for failing to check crime in the state including rapes, dacoity, abductions and murders.

The cabinet also decided to allot land to software firm Zenpact Limited to set up an Information Technology (IT) park in Badbai near the state capital.

Tata Consultancy Services will be given the task of preparing Value Added Tax (VAT)-based application software without inviting tenders in view of its expertise in the field, the release said. An expenditure of Rs 30 million will be incurred on the job.

Five acres of land will be provided to the Institute of Applied Science and Fundamental Research for establishing a dental college at Misrod near Bhopal.

The government also decided to rename its agriculture department as the farmer welfare and agricultural development department, the release said.

First Published: Nov 15, 2006 13:36 IST