Mangaluru, Nov 27, 2014: Even as the process to recruit 8,500 police personnel in the state police is in final stages, the home department is planning to increase the number of women in the force from 10% to 30%. Separate centres will be set up to train new recruits, including women.
The department has taken steps to hike holiday allowance to constabulary from Rs 100 to Rs 200 and decided to expend up to Rs 1,000 on constables to carry out a thorough health check up for them.
The state has the facility to train 4,500 recruits and temporary facilities have been created to train the rest, home minister K J George said. Inaugurating the Mangaluru City Police canteen and DK District Police community hall here on Tuesday, he said that the chief minister has given the nod to recruit 709 PSIs over the next three years, including 290 PSIs during the current year. With about 5,000 police personnel retiring each year, the state police has a vacancy of 22,500 against the sanctioned posts. Time taken to train the recruits is delaying the process of joining, he said.
George said that steps have been taken to construct 11,500 residential quarters for police personnel. The work for 2,700 units is underway. Tenders for the rest will be invited shortly, he said.
George rued the fact that instances of pressure from public and media has resulted in botched up investigation in many cases. "Do not jump into conclusions before the investigations are complete," he said. George also appealed to all concerned not to put undue pressure on the investigating officers in any cases. Clarifying later that he was not referring to any particular case, George said in many instances public and media pressure has resulted in botched up investigations. "Do not jump to conclusions before the investigations are complete," he said, adding police too need time and space to investigate a case thoroughly before drawing conclusions.