TN Govt to accept Third Police Commission recommendations

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Chennai, May 12 (UNI) The DMK Government has decided to accept more than 100 recommendations, made by the Third Police Commission and empower the Director General of Police (DGP) with recruitment powers to fill up vacancies on a yearly basis, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi told the State Assembly today.

Replying to a debate on the demand for grants for the Police Department, he said the Third Police Commission, which had submitted its report on February 13, had made 444 recommendations and suggested that the government could implement them in a year.

As suggested by the commission, the government constituted a four-member official committee, which had studied the recommendations in the last two months and suggested the government could accept 104 recommendations, he said.

As per the existing practice, the government issued orders to fill up vacancies in the Police Department and hereafter, to avoid delay in recruitment, the DGP would assess the vacancy position every year and issue orders for filling up the posts, through the Tamil Nadu Uniform Services, he said.

The government would soon come out with a schedule for the recruitment and the change in pattern would come into effect from the year 2009-10.

Mr Karunanidhi said the Third Police Commission had recommended that the government establish three Police Training Colleges.

Accepting this, the government would start one training college in Tiruchirapalli during 2008-09.

The Chief Minister also announced hike in risk allowance for policemen from Rs 120 to Rs 180 up to the rank of Inspectors and from Rs 140 to Rs 210 from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of police, involving a total annual expenditure of Rs eight crore.

During 2008, 53 Head Constables would be promoted as Special Sub Inspectors, he said, adding during 2008-09, 2000 housing units would be built for policemen at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

As cyber crimes were on the rise, the government had decided to constitute an exclusive Cyber Cell to deal with crimes. Similarly, the government would set up a Narco Lab in the Forensic Science Department for lie detector tests.

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