After approving Rs 12.21.crore for the repairs of police quarters and roads in Police Line Takli, State Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has now announced lands for the city police to build houses.
CM announced the development at the occasion of ‘bhoomipoojan’ ceremony of the ‘Police Bhavan’ at the premises of the Commissionerate in Civil Lines.
While addressing the gathering on Sunday, CM said 1,500 police personnel would get lands for building houses. He also informed about various schemes which are in process. These include health care for cops, skill development for their families and also reduction in the duty hours.
Fadnavis informed that around 30,000 personnel have been recruited in different ranks in the last three years. He also ensured that his government is keen to make sure the deficit in the police manpower is eliminated.
The event also marked the presence of union minister Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Addl Chief Secretary (Home) SK Shrivastava, DGP Satish Mathur and others dignitaries.
Fadnavis also praised his government by pointing out that Maharashtra is the first state where Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) and e-complaints have been duly implemented. He informed that the CCTNS helps the cops to create a central database which enables a countrywide search for information regarding any criminal. While enabling e-complaints helps people to file their grievances from their comfort zone which also raises the accountability of the police department.
TOI quoted Fadnavis as saying, “Medical check-ups are done for cops above 40 years of age. We are now trying to reduce their stresses. Skill developments have been introduced for the family members of the police personnel including women”.
In his speech, the CM also pointed the beneficial and welfare related plans for the police department. The plans include an eight-hour duty, which has already been implemented in around 80 police stations in Mumbai.
Fadnavis also assured that apart from the Rs 2.50 lakh from Pradhan Mantri Abas Yojana, the police professionals will get Rs 20 lakh as housing loan.
“After service, the cops will not be deprived of a shelter of their own,” CM said.
According to Fadnavis, it’s high time that the police department becomes smarter and tech-savvy to stay one step ahead of the criminals.
“The CCTV cameras in the city would now act as the third eye of the cops through which an e-challan can be sent to the doorstep of the violator even if there is no cop present on the road,” TOI quoted him.
While addressing the crowd, DG Mathur requested to increase the budgetary allocations from Rs 350 crores to Rs1,000 for various schemes.
Information Source: TOI
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