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Pul sanctions Rs 43 cr for police modernization

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

ITAGAR, March 2: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul is all set to transform Aruchal into a peaceful environment in order to pave way for consistent economic policies and make necessary reforms to take the State to newer heights.

Standing to his commitments, Pul on Tuesday sanctioned a whopping Rs 43.58 crore to the police department under various heads to upkeep law and order in the State.

The funds have been segregated for purchase of arms and ammunitions including sophisticated assault rifles, security up-gradation in capital complex by constructing sentry post, barrack, boundary wall and purchase of 188 different categories of vehicles, an official report said here today.

The chief minister had been from day one, advocating for strengthening the police to make it capable to uphold the law and order while respecting the rights of individuals at the same time.

As the main task of police is to prevent crimes and preserve the peace, Pul maintained that it must secure the active cooperation of the community. He hoped that with the funds and welfare measures of police being looked after, the components of effective policing like preventive patrol, rapid response, crimil investigation, community policing would see a major boost.

The chief minister had called a high level meeting of the police department represented by DGP, Special Secretary Home and AIGP in presence of Principal Secretary Fince and Secretary Fince.

Discussing on the modernization of the entry check gates, the Pul approved for installation of a customized technology in entry check gates which would scan the vehicles, register the number plates and also record weights of loaded trucks to ensure that it is not over loaded, the report said.

On an experimental basis, he approved for installation of the technology at Banderdewa, Holongi, Bhalukpong, Sunpura and Dirak check gates in the first phase.

Reiterating his opinion of a complex which would incorporate all necessary check gates like the police, forest, mines and minerals, tax and excise checkings at one location, he asked the department to work out its modalities. He also opined that such complex should also facilitate washrooms, hotels, motels, parking lots, shopping complex and such other amenities for the commuters and drivers.

The chief minister also sanctioned four crores for procurement of uniforms for police personnel which shall be credited in their individual accounts. He however said that the cloth of the uniform should be of good quality and of the same brand and of same company.

He further directed the DGP to issue advertisements for filling up the 2022 vacant posts of police personnel immediately.

Pul reminded the DGP to keep a ready team for rapid response at every entry check points, beat posts and such other vital points apart from conducting rounds by PCR vehicles 24x7 to instil sense of security amongst the denizens.

He also directed that a PCR Van with the patrolling team should regularly patrol the entire stretch from the entry point of Aruchal-Assam boundary to the district headquarters.

He asked to place a fire brigade at Banderdewa PTC immediately to tackle fire accidents in and around that area as requested by the local public there.

The chief minister directed the Fince department to urgently release 10 lakhs each to DC and SPs under untied fund for meeting exigency cases in their respective districts, the report said.

“When it comes to public interest, we should deliver our best with the limited available resources,” CM assertively said and assured to address the wants of Municipal Councils.

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