Police stations to have two PSIs says Home Minister

Police stations to have two PSIs says Home Minister

Home Minister M B Patil onTuesday said that all police stations in the state would have two police sub-inspectors (PSIs) and the Finance Department has given in-principle approval to recruit 832 additional PSIs required for this.

Several police stations, especially under district police, have only one PSI. To reduce the work burden, two PSIs would be posted to police station, one for law and order, and another for crime detection, he said.

Patil told media persons that there is a plan to post police officials to executive and non-executive posts on rotation basis and a committee has also been constituted to recommend measures to boost the morale of the police.

“We are planning to strengthen the police training system by posting finest officers to police training institutes,” he said.

“Opening more police stations is not our priority, as posting existing staff to new police station would reduce the efficiency. More posts should also be sanctioned in tune with the new police stations. The demand is to recruit 1.04 lakh police constables in five years, and we are planning to reduce this number by 50%,” the minister said.

‘Ganesh’s arrest soon’

Kampli MLA J N Ganesh, who is facing the charge of assaulting MLA Anand Singh, would be arrested soon.

“He has removed the sim card from his mobile phone which is switched off. He cannot get bail and he would be arrested soon. Our department is efficient, and nobody is above law,” Patil said.

‘BJP’s attempt to flop’

Meanwhile, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao charged that BJP leaders repeatedly take the name of Lord Ram, but they are immorally conspiring to topple the coalition government in the State.

“Attempt for ‘Operation Kamala’ would be flop. We are united, and what morality the BJP has to intervene in any internal problem in our party? From where they are getting crores of rupees to offer to MLAs of other parties, in their effort to topple the government,” he asked.

Discussion about the preparations for Lok Sabha elections would be held in the KPCC general body meeting to be held on Wednesday (February 6). The issue of seat-sharing with the JD(S) would get clarity after February 10, after the presentation of the State budget, Dinesh added.