By A O news Service
ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Arunachal Pradesh Police today put up a splendid parade on its 46th Raising Day at Indira Gandhi Park here on Thursday.
Congratulating the APP, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who was chief guest, said “I am happy to know that Arunachal Pradesh has been adjudged as best performing state when it comes to securing law and order as per survey by the Indian Television News Channel – India Today.”
He said he owe this credit to the dedicated Arunachal Police force that has been discharging their duty with utmost dedication and also bringing innovations in serving the people in their best capacity. This was the result of several police reforms brought by the GoAP in recent years giving highest priority to securing law and order.
To fill critical manpower gaps in APP, he said that 45 head constable posts for fire dept, 32 DSP, 80 civil inspectors, four inspector (Telecom) and three inspectors (radio technicians) including 700 posts for civil police have been created. The time-bound recruitment process for filling up of around 1,800 personnel of various ranks are under way, he said, adding over 1500 police constables who are in service for 20 years will be given special grade promotion to boost morale and self-esteem of police force. He said the GoAP will leave no stone unturned in modernizing the APP and in giving best facilities to them so that state’s law and order is not compromised.
Women police station like the one in Itanagar has been extended to five more districts to secure women safety and one was opened at Seppa recently, he said.
On recent Bomdila incident involving Indian Army and the police, he termed the incident unfortunate, adding steps are being taken to improve relation between the Indian Army, local administration and the APP. A monthly sitting will be held between the Army and the APP for maintaining harmonious relation and to resolve issues. He directed the DGP to ensure that all necessary steps be taken to maintain cordial relations with the armed forces
Earlier, he inaugurated the event by unfurling the flag and releasing balloons, followed by a ceremonial parade, band display, display by SDRF, fire department, special task force and martial art performance. In showcasing & launching “Many Firsts” of APP, Khandu also inaugurated stalls of Arunachal Pradesh Police Welfare Society besides stalls including information/initiative centre, household security equipment, SDRF, fire & emergency services, security unit, dog squad and weapon display. He gave away best performing march past display award to women police team.
DGP SBK Singh congratulated his team for showcasing all new initiatives of the APP to strengthen police-public relationship and empowerment of community. He briefed about efforts to overcome various confronting the APP.
Home Minister Kumar Waii, Speaker TN Thongdok and other dignitaries including MLAs, senior GoAP, ITBP, CRPF officers were present.