Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has urged the police to come to the rescue of the helpless and help them like God who helps those who cannot help themselves.
“People who are rich and who have contacts can get things done. But it is the poor and meek that need the help of police and personnel in uniform should bear this in mind while discharging the duties,” the Chief Minister said while addressing the police conference at HICC here on Friday.
The Chief Minister claiming that the police have successfully controlled Naxalism, extremism, gambling and illicit liquor.
He said better law and order situation was attracting investments for the State. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on several occasions have hailed the Telangana police which made me happy and proud,” he said.
He also appreciated the police for controlling crime against women through initiatives like SHE Teams.
KCR said several measures have been initiated for strengthening the police force in the State. He said more measures would be taken in future including recruitment of 15,000 people.
The police conference was also attended by Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SP Singh, DGP Anurag Sharma, Hyderabad Commissioner Mahender Reddy, DGs Anjani Kumar, Krishna Prasad, Mission Bhagiratha Vice Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy and others.
KCR also claimed that despite being in uniform, police personnel supported the Telangana movement during the last 14 years.
The Chief Minister directed that promotions to all eligible officials of all ranks should be given promotions. “The government is ready to create supernumerary posts, if need be.
When we are taking their services, we should also take care of their promotions and give them their due respect. Retired employees should get all their benefits on the day of their retirement. they should be felicitated and dropped at their house in the police vehicle.
Such acts will instill moral strength in them,” the Chief Minister advised.
“In Telangana state we have initiated measures for strengthening the police department which no other state ever did in the country. We have allocated more funds in the Budget. We have purchased 4,000 new vehicles and will buy some more and we will realise Rs 500 Crore for this.
We have appointed 12,000 people and in future we will appoint another 15000 persons. We will fill up SI and DSP posts. We are giving risk allowance to those working in Security and Traffic.
For the maintenance of police stations based on their status, Rs 25,000, Rs 50,000 and Rs 75,000 per month is given and we will provide more whatever the department asks for. Any officer of any level can give us suggestions,” the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister asked the police force to get ready to deal with new forms of crime.
Before the inauguration of the conference, the Chief Minister visited the Police Exhibition held at HICC. (INN)