UP Police Force Will Be Modernized & Strengthen For Improving Policing

SEVENTYONE years after Independence, Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state with  an estimated  21 crore population , is set to strengthen and modernize  its police  force with rising  graph  of crimes, populace  and allegations  from the public  that the law and order authorities are not as prompt as it should be to curb the law breakers. The task for modernizing and humanizing the state’s law enforcement agency has been undertaken by the 21st Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, spiritual leader turned politician. He has constituted a three member commission to recommend steps for this purpose. “A three member commission will be constituted to give recommendations for strengthening and modernisation of police. By next year,  1.25 lakh constables will join the force after training.    “By the end of 2019, 1.25 lakh constables will join the force, ending their shortage. It will help people and will witness better policing.”It will also address problem of their leave and they will be able to perform their duties without any tension and will also be able to spend quality time with their families,” Yogi announced while addressing Police ‘Smriti Diwas’ at Lucknow on Sunday. The Chief Minister said the state government was taking necessary initiatives for the benefit of the next of kin police personnel  who  laid their lives in the line of  duy.”To enhance morale of the force and ensure good work culture, the state government made special emphasis on their time bound promotion. In 2017, as many as 9,892 police men and in 2018, 37,575 policemen were promoted which is a record,” he said. The Chief Minister said presently  there was a infrastructure for  training only 5,793 constables and  therefore the government was planning to double the capacity by providing various facilities.”Help of Central Paramilitary forces and other states will also be sought for training capacity enhancement.  In Jalaun and Sultanpur where training centres are ready, they will be started soon. He said to meet housing demands, more barracks will be put up in police lines and police stations. Cycle and uniform allowances of policemen will be increased soon and medical reimbursement related issues will also be sorted out. Elaborating on the initiatives of the state government for the police, the Chief Minister said the Uttar Pradesh government has already increased compensation to the family of a martyr from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh, besides hiking the amount given to their parents to Rs 10 lakh.

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