New bill on recruitment of cops

(Left to right) Home and Transport Minister R Ashok, Medical Education and District In-Charge Minister S A Ramdas, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal at the ‘Transport Adalat’, in Mysore on Sunday. DH photo Speaking to media on the sidelines of ‘Transport Adalat’, the minister said that the proposed bill is aimed at making a policy for transfers besides functioning of the cops.

Besides, there are plans to   develop a full-fledged facility for state’s own commando force on 100 acres of land in Bangalore. The commando force is 80 men’s sophisticated unit, that’s trained to meet any exigency.

If all goes well, a force equal to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will be built, and the vital installations that are being covered by CISF, will be taken over. A separate provision of ` 20 crore has been made for the same in the budget, the minister added.

Saying that there were threats after the killing of Al-qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, the minister said that coastal security has been beefed up, up to 500 km. The coastal force is well equipped with speed boats and patrolling wings.

Bus Stand at J K Grounds

In what could deflate the recent announcement made by district in-charge minister S A Ramdas to shift KSRTC city bus stand to J K Grounds, minister Ashok said that the bus stand constructed after spending crores of rupee under centrally sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) scheme, will be not shifted elsewhere.

However, he unveiled his idea to construct another bus stand on the lines of international module at the grounds to facilitate the train users with the railway station nearby, only if the people agree to it.

This assumes significance in the wake of authorities at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI) saying firm no to part with grounds for any other facilities.

According to MMC and RI, the grounds belongs to them and no other construction works will be allowed.

Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta’s idea of making enrolment of aadhaar numbers compulsory to secure driving licence, is shortlived, with the minister Ashok announcing to withdraw the norm. Following a query from auto unions, the minister said it was the order from the office of deputy commissioner, but will be no more effective.

‘We came here for DL, nothing else’

Most of the autorickshaw drivers, had thronged the venue with documents, assuming that they will walk with the DL after the adalat. But, they were in for a surprise, when their anticipation turned false and didn’t wait till the end.

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