DGP to stress professionalism in Orissa Police

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Bhubaneswar,Nov 1(UNI) Infusing professionalism in police administration will be given top priority, new Director General of Police(DGP) of Orissa Gopal Chandra Nanda said here today.

Mr Nanda who was appointed as the DGP yesterday succeeding Mr Amarananda Pattnaik, who went on a month long leave, told newsmen here that more thrust would be given on investigation, training, computerisation and modernisation of the police administration to infuse professionalism.

The new DGO who called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his secretariat office after assuming the new post, said steps would be taken to make the police personnel accountable to the people to win their confidence.

Mr Nanda said law and order problem and growing disturbances in the wake of rapid industrialisation and naxal activities posed a major problem but felt it could be tackled soon.

A large number of posts lying vacant in the lower rung of the police administration would be filled up soon for better functioning of the Police administration, he said.

About the naxal problem, the DGP said the job of the police would be minimised a lot after socio-economic development projects were taken up in the naxal-dominated districts.

UNI

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