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Assam CM calls on police to create an environment in which no one needs personal security
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Assam CM calls on police to create an environment in which no one needs personal security

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam’s Chief Minister, urged everyone on Monday to end the PSO (Personal Safety Officer) culture. Sarma inaugurated Monday the second conference for all the superintendents in police of all the districts of the state at Duliajan (Dibrugarh) district. The aim of this conference was to share experiences, educate and motivate officers in Assam.

“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. He stated that the force must quickly adapt to new technologies in order to deal with the changing nature of crime. Sarma stated that all threats to society must be countered by the police through strong intelligence and an active surveillance system. Sarma stated that the police force must work to create a secure environment for all citizens in the next two years, despite the state’s overall law and order improvement.

According to an official statement more than 94 police officers from the ranks SP, additional SP, SDPO and SP participated in the two-day conference. 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 role as well as 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 should always stand by the citizens with a friendly spirit to guarantee their safety but also take a firm stand for all criminals and have a zero-tolerance policy. He emphasized the importance of quality investigations and effective prosecutions in a successful police force and urged the police department not to tolerate any injustice against citizens.

He stated that Assam police must adapt state-of-the art technology to its work to combat the changing methods of crime. The Chief Minister referred to the directive that was given to DGP to complete recruitment in Assam Police before May 10. He stated that sufficient police officers will be at the workplace in the next days to provide public safety and investigation of crime.

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 announced that the state government will fund a special project to build enough houses for the police in the next budget. The Chief Minister asked the SPs for a plan to give special leave to police officers in a gradual manner to allow them to spend time with their families. The Chief Minister also announced that the third conference for SPs will take place in Dergaon in Golaghat 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)

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff. It is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.

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