Updated: Jan 03, 2022 20.16 IST
Dibrugarh (Assam). [India]ANI, January 3, 2003: Himanta Biswa Singh, Assam Chief Minister, called on Monday for everyone to eradicate the PSO culture (Personal Security Officer).
Monday’s inaugural conference of superintendents at police of all state districts, Duliajan in Dibrugarh, was inaugurated by Sarma. It was intended to explore new dimensions of Assam’s policing system through education, sharing of experiences and motivation.
“By slowly moving out of the ‘PSO culture’, and recruiting sufficient manpower to create an atmosphere where security is a priority, we can ensure that no one needs a PSO within the next 2-3 years. Our force must adapt quickly to the new technologies to combat the changing nature and crimes,” he stated.
Sarma also stated that police must use strong intelligence and an active monitoring system to combat any threat to society. Sarma stated that the police force must work to create a secure environment for all citizens in the next two years, despite the overall improvement in law and order.
According to official statements, the two-day conference saw participation of more than 94 officers in the ranks SP, additional SP and SDPO.
In his inaugural address the Chief Minister stated that six months ago, at the first conference of SPs at Kaziranga, he had called on the Assam Police to redefine their operational strategy. The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction with the progress made by Assam Police in the last few month towards departmental reforms. However, he stated that there was still much to be done and that Assam Police must continue its reform initiatives.
Sarma stated that Assam police must stand by the people with a friendly attitude to ensure their safety, but also take a firm stand against all criminals with a zero tolerance policy.
He said that quality investigation and effective prosecution are key factors in a successful police force. He urged the police department against any form of injustice against the citizens.
He noted that the main objective of the state government is to build a technology-driven police force. Accordingly, Assam police must make use of state-of the-art technology to adapt to the changing methods of crime and criminals.
Referring to the directive given to the DGP by May 10 to complete the recruitment process for Assam Police, the Chief Minister stated that adequate numbers of police will be available at work in the coming days to ensure public safety and investigate crimes.
Sarma stated that the police must be aware of its image and maintain it among the people. He also said that police should not form friendships with anyone accused of any crime.
The Chief Minister stated that Assam police should always be available to serve the public with a dedicated attitude. He stated that the police department must be vigilant in order to protect the sovereignty and security the country.
The Chief Minister stated that the state government would take up a project to build sufficient houses for police officers in the next budget. The Chief Minister urged the SPs not to deny police officers special leave in a sporadic fashion, so that they could spend time with their families.
The Chief Minister also announced that the third conference for SPs would be held in Dergaon, Golaghat district, after six months.
The inaugural session of the conference saw the presence of Union MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli and Atul Bora, Agriculture Minister and Guardian Minister of Dibrugarh District, Sanjay Kishan and Chief Secretary Jishnu Barruah, DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahata, GOC 4 Corps of Indian Army Gen. Ravin Khosla and AOC i/c of Air Marshal DK Patnaik and CMD of OIL SC Mishra and Prasanta Borkotoky and Prasanta Borkotoky, Resident Chief Executive of OIL Prasanta Borkotoky and others. (ANI)