Third Police Commission submits report to CM

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Chennai, Feb 13 (UNI) Retired bureaucrat R Poornalingam, heading the commission to prepare the report of the Tamil Nadu Third Police Commission, today submitted his report to Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Mr Poornalingam met Mr Karunanidhi at the State Secretariat and submitted the report, official sources said.

The third police commission was appointed by the Government after it came to power, to recommend among other things, modernise the police force and make police administration effective and responsive to people.

The previous two police commissions in 1969 and 1989 were also appointed by the DMK Government headed by Mr Karunanidhi and their recommendations implemented.

The Commission went into the general conditions of service, welfare, powers and duties of the police force in maintaining law and order, detection of crime and regulation of traffic, modernisation of organisation and methods, investigation facilities, statistics and records, research and planning, manpower planning, recruitment, training and placement, relationship with public and coordination between courts and magistracy and other Government departments.

Later, Mr Karunanidhi inspected the model of the new Police Commissionerate to be constructed in a 5.5 acre area at Vepery area in the city at a cost of Rs 20.65 crore.

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