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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Women to form 15% of police force: Chief Minister

Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 25

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today emphasised on increasing the participation of women in the police force. He announced to increase the recruitment percentage of women to 15 per cent.

CM Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates projects in Karnal on Saturday.Tribune photo

"Earlier, the number of women in police recruitment was 3 per cent. That was increased to 6 per cent and later to 10 per cent. Now, we have kept a target to increase it to 15 per cent," said the CM at the passing-out parade of the 16th batch of 400 recruits comprising 344 male and 56 female sub-inspectors at Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban.

As per the authorities, these recruits had availed the opportunity to serve society during the Covid pandemic. The newly inducted recruits took oath of allegiance to the Constitution.

Exhorting the new recruits, the CM said they must consider the word 'HP' as Haryana Pradesh along with Haryana Police while discharging their duties. "It is a proud moment for you that you are going to serve society. The police always remain on duty even if there is a holiday or festival."

Recounting the steps being taken by the state government for the modernisation of the police, Khattar said they had started a transparent recruitment process.

"We've decided to develop a modern police station in each district. We've also given nod for establishing six new cyber police stations in the state. We have also started bar-coding of FSL samples," he said.

DGP Manoj Yadava said among the new sub-inspectors, 50 were post-graduates, 198 graduates and 152 professional degree holders.

The CM also honoured sub-inspector Sandeep Kumar for getting first position in the course, Sahil Kumar who came second and Suraj who got the third position.

Inaugurates 7 projects

CM Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated seven projects and laid the stone of three projects, costing Rs42 crore, at Karan Stadium. Accompanied by Sports Minister Sandeep Singh, the CM also honoured 22 students of the district who brought laurels to the district, their families and schools by securing good positions in the Class XII exams.

from The Tribune

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