Vacancies in Police department will be filled within next 6 month

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Udupi, Mar 13 (UNI) Additional DGP (Recruitment and Training) D V Guruprasad today said that vacancies in the department would be filled with in the next six month.

In a chat with newsmen on the sidelines of the passing out ceremony of the third batch of civil police from Bangalore, he said that during the last 20 months 13,000 people were recruited and the total strength in the department stood at 78,000.

Process is on to train 701 police force of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Munirabad for which verification of the candidates is now on. This force would be trained in combating growing terrorism and naxalism in Karnataka and elsewhere. Similarly recruitment would also be made soon for training 11th battalion of KSRP at Hassan training police school, he said.

He said that Karnataka police department had earned name in the police recruitment process which maintained high standard transparency. Inspired by this transparency policy, other states like Uttar Pradesh and Delhi government have sought suggestions.

"I have made my presentation in Uttar Pradesh recently and another presentation will be made in Delhi on March 21," he said adding that the Karnataka Police department was the first in the entire country to get ISO 9001.

In view of the growing terrorism, naxal activities besides white colored crimes in the state, the syllabus was being revised to suit the present need and practical training for Sub-Inspectors joining Anti Naxal Force (ANF) had now been made compulsory. In the recruitment process which had been now standardized, for the first time in the country, interviews of the candidates had been video graphed so that in any case of doubts, CDs of the video graph would be given to the concerned candidate. Likewise, video graphing was also mad during the physical examinations of the candidates if required. After 20 days of conducting the written test, mark list was now made available to candidate through internet and on submitting the objections by the candidate, answer sheet were also made available to the candidate, he said.

Dr Guruprasad said that at present, there are 6 police training schools in the state and some of the other temporary training schools were being upgraded with grants made available for providing infrastructure facilities.

He said that orders were issued to set up Women and Child help desk in every police station in the state with the appoint child welfare officer and four days gender sensitization training was being given to the police personnel to for attitudinal changes towards women and children. In the recruitment of police personnel, 10 per cent had been reserved to women candidates according to which 642 women police candidates and 32 women SIs have been recruited in the department, he added.

Replying a question, Dr Guruprasad, who is also the member of Police Housing Corporation, said that during the last 5 year period, 10000 houses have been built and 52 per cent progress had been made by the corporation so for. He clarified that in the districts like Daxina Kannada and Udupi much progress could not be made due to non-availability of land. It had also proposed to construct another 5000 houses during next year under accelerated housing scheme.

To another question, he said that Karnataka stood in the top three in terms of modernization and all police stations were now provided with modern arms like AK 47, he added.

Earlier, participating in the passing out ceremony, he called upon the trained police personnel to be more humane towards the problems of public and to restore confidence in the police. We have lost respect by the public it is the prime duty of police force to have attitudinal changes in our approach and work towards redressing the grievances of the public who approach the police stations seeking help.

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