CM reviews projects implemented by Assam Police
GUWAHATI, Aug 5: With a view to making the police service delivery mechanism prompt and responsive, all field level police officials up to police station in-charges across the State will be provided with a fixed mobile number soon. The mobile numbers to be issued against the posts will ensure easy access to police establishments by public.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while reviewing different projects being implemented by the Assam Police in a meeting held at his official residence at Kharghuli in the city on Wednesday directed to launch this new initiative at the earliest.
Stating that police is the initial contact agency for people in distress, the chief minister stressed on making the Assam police more smart and responsive. Sonowal also directed officials to make wide publicity of the contact numbers so that more and more people become aware of the numbers. He at the same time also underlined the need for making more congenial working environment for police personnel in the field and made several suggestions including retiring room for police personnel at police stations. The chief minister also suggested to develop boarding facility for outstation police personnel at Guwahati, who visit the city for medical purposes.
DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta while apprising the chief minister about the projects being undertaken by Assam Police informed that the detailed project report for INR189 crore Assam Police Academy at Dergaon has already been prepared and work for implementation would start soon. He said that the Academy will be equipped with all modern amenities and best training facilities besides avenues for modern IT interfaces to make the trainees efficient enough to deal with digital crimes.
Regarding MOITRI Scheme, DGP Mahanta informed the chief minister that construction for 73 police stations were taken up in first phase, out of which 23 had already been inaugurated. The DGP also briefed the chief minister about the progress of implementation of Police Swahid Memorial and PEB Transit Camp having a capacity of 1400 personnel which is under construction at Khanapara in Guwahati.
During the meeting, the chief minister also reviewed the progress of implementation of Swahid Smarak Kshetra, which will come up at West Boragaon in Guwahati. Commissioner of Public Works Department Raj Chakraborty apprised the chief minister about the initial activities being undertaken as part of the project. Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta, Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, Legal Adviser Santanu Bharali, Additional Chief Secretary in charge of Home Department Jishnu Baruah, ADGP Harmeet Singh, CM’s Principal Secretary Sanjay Lohiya and other senior police officials were present in the meeting.