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UP awaiting Centre?s report: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that the government would take a decision about introduction of the police commissioner system in the state after getting the report of the central government committee.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 01:20 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that the government would take a decision about introduction of the police commissioner system in the state after getting the report of the central government committee.

Addressing the senior police officers conference here on Saturday, he also expressed his concern over massive corruption in the police department.

Yadav said corruption was rampant at the lower level and had even assumed serious dimension at the senior level. He said he had been expecting improvement in the situation but his hopes had been belied.

He said rising level of corruption had led to disillusionment among people and officers had become authoritarian. He said the prevailing resentment among people against the police was also because of officers’ apathy, as they had stopped listening to people’s grievances.

Laying stress on satisfaction of people in solving their problems, the chief minister said complaints should be attended properly.

Despite good work, Yadav said the police image had been badly damaged. He said there was need for changing people’s perception about the police.

Referring to the good work the chief minister said the police had succeeded in eliminating dreaded outlaws like Nirbhay Gujjar and Kalua Yadav and quickly killing Ayodhya terrorists but the need was to create confidence in the people about safety and security.

The chief minister also announced to provide Rs five crore for construction of Police Bhavan on the premises of the DGP headquarters so that all offices could be accommodated there.

While sanctioning two police stations and five police posts in Mau, Yadav also approved three more new sectors for economic offences wing, one each in Barielly, Agra and Gorakhpur.

He said apart from officers of gazetted rank, inspectors and station house officers would also be empowered to issue challan to traffic violators.

The chief minister also announced continuation of special promotional avenues for constables and head constables. He said 24,000 constables and 3,000 head constables would be promoted.

The chief minister said a special anti-Naxalite training centre would be established, and also sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for establishment of a laboratory to probe cyber crimes. Yadav said Rs 200 as conveyance would be provided to a person who carried a victim of accident to hospital.

Saying that he had never intervened in police functioning the chief minister asked the officers act against criminals quickly and have closer cooperation with people.

Later, addressing the PPS officers’ conference, the chief minister accepted the demands for creation of five more posts of additional SPs on the payscale of Rs 16,400-Rs 20,000.

Similary he said that five more DSPs would be promoted to the rank of additional SP and within one month the meeting of PPS officers’ departmental promotion committee would be held. He said age limit for promotion from PPS to IPS would be 54 to 56 years.

About other demands, Yadav said they would also be considered.

First Published: Feb 05, 2006 01:20 IST