Dasara security onlines of Kumbhmela, says DGP

Senior police officers from Hardwar visiting Mysore soon

Dasara security onlines of Kumbhmela, says DGP

DG and IG Dr Ajai Kumar SinghSimilar security arrangements will be made in Mysore during the upcoming Dasara festival.

Addressing a news conference here, he said more than 1.5 crore people visit Hardwar  during Maha Kumbhmela and it passes off peacefully without any untoward incidents.
The same security security arrangements could be made in Mysore too during ten-day Dasara festival.

“I have invited SP and DIG of Hardwar to address police officers of this region and more particularly the cops of Mysore. This meeting will take place as early as possible”.
The DGP said as usual, tight security arrangements will be made during the coming Dasara festival and already suggestions of SPs of Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar districts have been sought.

Besides, the suggestions of sub-inspectors, inspectors and deputy superintendents of police of all these districts would also be considered. The meeting discussed in details what changes need to be done to make security arrangements foolproof.

From now on, the details of Dasara bandobust would be discussed at roll call meetings and hand bills containing do’s and don’ts would also be distributed starting from police constable up to director general of police. “Our endeavour is to see that the world-famous Dasara festival passes off without any untoward incidents”.

Vision 2020

Dr Singh said the process of preparing a road map for Vision 2020 has begun and a meeting of SPs of Southern Range was held here.

The aim of this document was to upgrade policing in the State in tune with the current situation. One of the important things is to improve police-public ratio.

For instance, in Singapore it is 600 police personnel per lakh population whereas India’s national average is 152 per lakh population and it is less than the standard set by the United Nations Organisation (222 per lakh). The draft is ready and it will be submitted to the State Government within 15 days.

Other necessities include sophisticated equipment and training. The government has been requested to upgrade the police department in a phased manner.

In the last year, as many as 25 new police stations have been opened across State and another 20-25 stations are likely to be sanctioned in current fiscal.

Already, the department has adopted several technologies and still there is a long way to go to match international standards.

They are aiming as giving a new shape to the State Police in another one decade. People’s friendly measures are given utmost importance in the Vision 2020, he noted.
On Popular Front of India’s links with anti-national forces, the DGP said the department is keeping a close watch on its activities and had already arrested some persons in Davanagere. “We will not hesitate to take action on anybody belonging to any organisations who are involved in illegal activities”.

Cops transfer

On transfer of police officers, the DGP said Police Establishment Board has been established in August 2009 as per directions of the Supreme Court and it is headed by the DG and IGP.

Already, it had met ten times and all the transfers had been effected without any government’s interference. It was true that that the government has been unhappy over transfer of a few cops out of the 60 deputy superintendents of police.

A detailed report was submitted to the government in this regard. In fact, the government interfered in transfer of only one of two out of the total 300 plus transfers made recently.

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