Proposal sent to Centre for sanctioning IRB for Chandigarh Police

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Chandigarh, Jan 4 (UNI) To meet the requirement of manpower in the Chandigarh Police force, a proposal has been sent to the Centre for sanctioning of an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) for the union territory Police.

Disclosing this at a press conference here today, Chandigarh Inspector General of Police S K Jain said the police personnel, recruited under the IRB, would be trained specially according to the needs and expectations of citizens and go a long way in increasing the operational efficiency of the police force.

This will also act as a welfare measure wherein existing personnel of various ranks of Chandigarh Police will be promoted to head the higher formation of the India reserve Battalion, he added.

He said various proposals for strengthening the manpower at police stations, in the Traffic Department, Economic Offences Wing, Women and Child Support Unit and Wireless had been sent for approval of the Administration and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr Jain said that Chandigarh police had undertaken a unique initiative of conducting medical examination of all police personnel of the force after it was observed that the police force had high morbidity rate.

Medical check-up of the entire police force was conducted during the year 2007 and it was found that 867 personnel suffered from hypertension, 177 from dyslipidmia, 352 from obesity, 161 from diabetes and 20 from cardio vascular disease. These police personnel were given treatment in hospitals.

The IG said that crime situation in the union territory had remained by and large under control during the year gone by. As against 4043 cases registered in 2006, as many as 4496 cases were registered during 2007 which indicates a marginal increase of 11 per cent in the crime cases. There was also increase under property crime, he added.


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