Mangaluru, May 27, 2015: Addressing the passing-out parade of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) Seventh battalion at Temporary Police Training Institute, Asaigoli near Konaje in Mangaluru, the ADGP - Additional Director General of Police, Praveen Sood said steps will be taken to modernise Karnataka State Reserve Police; recruitment of personnel and promotions are in progress. The KSRP will have young personnel with around 1,000 new recruits.
He said the government has upgraded 1,900 posts during the last two months. A total of 900 head constables were promoted as ARSI and 1,100 police constables will be promoted to head constable posts within 10 days.
In the earlier scheme, the promotions were delayed and that the service criteria for the promotion from constable to head constable took even was 38 years, which has now been brought down to 30, facilitating promotion to a large number of personnel. Administrative nod has also been obtained towards the recruitment of 60 sub-inspectors. Also, 110 ARSI posts have been raised to 800 posts.
Speaking on the steps taken towards the modernisation of the KSRP, the ADGP said 50 police buses which were in use for more than 15 years in the KSRP, will be replaced with new ones. Stating that with the recruitment and promotions of staff, the deployment pressure will be less, he said and added that compared to other police forces, deployment is generally more for the KSRP.
ADGP Praveen Sood said in order to ensure better facilities for the KSRP staff, an order has been passed to the commandants of all KSRP battalions to provide leave facilities to the KSRP personnel. The department has tried its best to deploy police personnel in their native places, considering their work pressure. However, transfers are inevitable in several circumstances, to balance the staff in all battalions, he said. Fifteen casual leaves must be sanctioned to the personnel even if there is no demand for the same.
Provisions such as holiday allowance will also be provided to support staff like dhobi, cook and other workers, who even follow the battalion during the deployments. The uniform allowance of followers has been hiked to Rs 100 from Rs 20. The pending demand of the promotions is under consideration, the ADGP.
ADGP Praveen Sood said the first women company (consisting 120 persons) will be formed in Belagavi. Recruitment process is at an advanced stage and they will join in few months. The KSRP personnel gave a display parade on the occasion with Hem Kumar the Parade Commander which was a ’passing out parade’.
About 156 KSRP personnel, who are a part of the new battalion, comprises of five post graduates, 79 degree holders, four diploma holders and 56 who passed PU and eight who passed SSLC.
Shivanand M Shivoor was adjudged the best cadet in outdoor training and as awarded the first prize. He was also presented the Sarvottam award for the best all-rounder.
Shrishaila was presented the second prize in outdoor training. The first prize for the best indoor trainee was bagged by Mahanthesh while the second prize was awarded to Manjappa Barki.
Hanumanth Jivapur and Mahesh S won the first and second prizes in firing.
KSRP IGP Malini Krishnamurthy, IGP (Western Range) Amrith Paul, Commissioner of Police S Murugan and others were present among a large group of admirers.