'Traffic management seeks focus, funds'

Last visit: The DG and IG of Police rules out plans to plunge into politics

Taking cognisance of the very issue, the office of DG and IG of Police has suggested allocation of ` one crore for every district headquarters in the forthcoming budget.

This was disclosed to the media here on Friday, DG and IG of Police Dr Ajai Kumar Singh. Incidentally, it was his last media briefing in Mysore. He is due for retirement on January 31.
Continuing, the DG said that the intention behind the afore mentioned proposal is to ensure that the districts lay emphasise on improving the system on traffic. In the case of cities, they are benefited by one or the other projects that includes traffic too, unlike district centres, he added.

Moreover, management of traffic depends on various issues- right from city planning, infrastructure to road safety education for the general public. If all these goes together, it would create a conducive environment to man traffic without any hassles, the top cop felt. He said, also a plan has been submitted to the government seeking opening of 25 new police stations every year. Replying to a query on any disappointments during his two years tenure as head of the State Police, Singh said ‘he had stressed on bringing amendments in Karnataka Police Act (KPA) that was hardly discussed in the Assembly and also re-organisation of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) force with new cadre and recruitment rules, but in vain’. Said Ajai Kumar Singh: “The Police IT programme that enables cops further to know about the cases filed, at the click of the mouse in any corner of the state, will be launched in a fortnight. Also another- Vision 2020 is in its final stages and will be launched shortly.

Asked about plans after retirement, the DG said it’s too early to say, but rubbished any plans to enter politics, like some of his predecessors.

 He described his service of 34 years as a satisfying one, that went on smoothly thanks to the best work delivered by lower rank officers. Most importantly, he was a friend of every political parties and had no interference from the netas in delivering the duty.  

Singh is poet

“ I have many unfinished poetry to complete”, said Dr Ajai Kumar Singh, who is also a poet and writer. Replying to a question the top cop said ‘Of course, I would love to continue with my hands on literature’’.

State best ground to work, says DG and IG

Mysore: Before his transfer to Karnataka, he was sceptical about the police system here. It didn’t take much time for him to get a clear opinion. Now, he vouches that ‘Karnatata is the best ground to achieve irrespective of fields’.

This was how DG and IG of Police Dr Ajai Kumar Singh recalled his 34 years of service in the state, while addressing the cops at City Armed Reserve (CAR) Police Grounds here on Friday.  He went under training at the then Police Training School (PTC) in the city after joining the department. His first posting was ASP at Panambur four decades ago.

“Mysore is my most loved city and the very affection towards the city has brought me here before retiring from the services”, said Ajai Kumar Singh who is retiring from the services on January 31. The people of Karnataka are good hearted and cooperated with the cops at most of the situations, helping the latter deal with the situations. Earlier the cops attached to District Armed Reserve (DAR) police force, City and the district, Mounted and KSRP Fifth Batallion took out a colourful marchpast in the honour of their top officer.

IGP (Southern Range) A S N Murthy, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal, SP Manish Karbiker, Additional Superintendent of Police P Venkataswamy, Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) Director Amarkumar Pandey, DCPs Basavaraj Malagathi, P Rajendra Prasad and M N Prabhashankar were present.

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