State proposes plan for recruiting cops

Speaking to reporters after participating in the first meeting of the State Security Commission, Home Minister R Ashoka said the plan will ensure that there is no shortage of personnel in the police force at any point of time and would also help in getting necessary clearances from the finance department for recruitment well in advance, Ashoka said.

The minister said the details of a legislation to streamline transfers in the police department was being worked out and would be tabled in the next legislature session. Ashoka said the meeting, chaired by chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, also discussed the modalities of providing annual training programme for police officials.

“Police personnel irrespective of their rank will be allowed to take their weekly off regularly to ensure they get proper rest and are not over burdened”, Ashok said. The meeting also discussed the implications of a recent affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that an assurance on fixing the tenure of the Director General and Inspector General of Police for two years is not possible without consulting the state government.

The SSC with two retired judges - Chinnappa and Ranagavittalchar - and other members will meet on a regular basis to review the security situation in the state, he said.

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