Mangaluru, April 02, 2015: Retired Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) Kushalappa Gowda lamented poor post retirement amenities and termed that soon after the retirement they are treated as useless buffaloes.
He was speaking as chief guest at Police Flag and Welfare Day function jointly organised by Mangaluru Police Commissionerate and the Daskhina Kannada district Police on the police grounds here on April 2.
"I have served in the police department for 33 years with transparency. After retirement, we have been treated as useless buffaloes.” Gowda rued.
“The media is very strong and plays a vital role in giving justice to the needy in the society, on the other hand powerful and well equipped police officials are unable to do it. The retired police officers should get at least minimum facilities like medical assistance and canteen facilities. If the entire family cannot get medical assistance, let couples get the medical assistance", Gowda elaborated the flight of the retired.
The Flag Day would always assist in recognizing the committed service that the force renders to the society, said Western range IGP Amrit Paul while delivering the presidential address.
Amrit Paul also said that a memorandum has been submitted to the government with high recommendation to provide medical assistance and canteen facilities to the retired officers.
As many as 63 police personnel who retired in the year 2014-15 were supposed to be honoured on the occasion, but only four retired police officers were present, and they were honoured on the occasion.
Most of the retired officials boycotted the Police Flag Day function for neglecting their service to the force and ill treatment after the retirement.
The event was marked by a parade by contingents of the police force accompanied by the police band.
Chief guest retired ASI Kushalappa Gowda received the salute at the parade. Mangaluru City Police Commissioner S Murugan, SP Dr Sharanappa and DCP of Law & Order Santosh Babu and others released the police flag day sticker.
Children of police officers who scored high marks in SSLC, PUC and Engineering were felicitated by Nalini S Bhandary on the occasion. Indian Police Service Probationer (IPS) Suman Pennekar (2012 batch IPS), currently posted at ASP office Bantwal led the parade. Lanet Castelino compered the programme.