1226 posts of constables in the Police department have been sanctioned in the state and setting up of Commando force has also been mooted out. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said this while presiding over the passing out parade function at Police Training College Daroh today. He said that Government is committed for modernizing the police department adding that new technological initiatives will also be added. Providing sufficient residential accommodation to police force is another priority of the Government and required budgetary provision would be made for this, he told. He told that modernization of Police is on priority and Government is also committed to strengthen the infrastructure and providing more resources.
The Chief Minister said that the government is also planning to set up Police Academy in Kangra district so that more aspects could be added in professionalism in State’s police. He exhorted the passed out trainees to uphold the professionalism and commitment towards discharging their duties. He also said that keeping in view the prevailing scenario, police has more challenges to face. Chief Minister congratulated all the trainees and hoped that they will serve with utmost discipline.
The Chief Minister said that Himachal Police has played commendable role during the recent monsoon disaster in the state. He said that police extended its best efforts in rescue and relief operations across the state along with NDRF and SDRF.
Earlier the Chief Minister inspected the parade of 1093 trainee police constables including 271 women trainees and also took salute of impressive march past. Trainees presented weapon striping and assembling, un-armed combat, commando combat, weapon PT and mass PT.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated 12 type-III residences, barracks for 320 trainees and a Flood and Drowning Centre at Daroh constructed at a cost of Rupees 21 crore.
The Chief Minister also gave away prizes to meritorious trainees in various fields and the trainers. He also released 33rd edition of monthly magazine of the PTC Daroh.
While delivering welcome address DGP Sanjay Kundu thanked the Chief Minister for sanctioning the various posts in Police and said that this will help in filling up vacancies. He said that during the training of this batch, high standards were adopted. He said that PTC Daroh has ranked best in training at national and north zone level and now the efforts are in progress so that this college could attain best ranking in Deputy Superintendent of Police and Sub Inspector training also.
Principal Police Training College Daroh Vimal Gupta presented annual report of the college.
Chairman State Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Sanjay Singh Chauhan presented a cheque of Rs. 11 lakh to Chief Minister towards Aapda Rahat Kosh.
Chief Minister also gave away appointment letter to Sahil Rana in Police department, son of late IPS Saju Ram Rana.
CPS Sanjay Awasthy, Kishori Lal and Ashish Butail, MLA Yadvinder Goma, former MLA Jagjeevan Pal, ADGP Armed Police and Training Abhishek Trivedi and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal were also present among others on the occasion.