Police Focusing On Restoring Lasting Peace, Says DGP

Police Focusing On Restoring Lasting Peace, Says DGP

31 December 2013
The Tribune (Chandigarh)


Jammu: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad today greeted all ranks of the police, their families and the people of the state on New Year eve and said after creating a conducive atmosphere, the force were constantly maintaining pressure on anti-national elements and focusing on public service and professional policing. The DGP said the state police, with the cooperation of all sections of society, was successful in meeting bigger challenges. He said a sense of security had prevailed in the state as reflected by the arrival of more then 11 lakh tourists and 5.54 lakh Amarnath pilgrims, besides over 92 lakh Vaishno Devi pilgrims this year, which boosted the economy of the state. Elaborating upon the achievements of the force, the DGP said after emerging as one of the best forces, acknowledged across the country, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had been focusing on restoring lasting peace. “We have intensified our drive against crimes for which professional skills have to be sharpened. Our training institutions have been upgraded and latest techniques of investigation and crime detection introduced in the syllabus of training courses,” he said. He said greater emphasis has been laid on upgrade of six police training institutions and one police academy to train the police personnel with latest technology and advanced weaponry. He also said during 2013 more than Rs 25 crore was sanctioned for the welfare of the serving and retired personnel, including the special police officers and their families. This included special welfare relief, ex gratia, retirement gifts, medical reimbursements, welfare loans and scholarships to the wards of serving and deceased personnel. Prasad said, “Besides, more than 80,000 verifications were carried out by the CID during the year. This has helped the aspirants, including the Haj pilgrims and the students intending to travel abroad, to get their passports and other service matters cleared within a shorter time.” “Improvements have been made in the procedures to ensure quick disposal of verifications and avoid unwarranted trouble to the people,” said the DGP.