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Jammu KashmirJK Police increases its strength for less dependence on central forces

JK Police increases its strength for less dependence on central forces

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JK Police increases its strength for less dependence on central forces
NL Correspondent
SRINAGAR: and government has been strengthening the number of its police personnel to reduce the dependency on the central forces.
As per the official figures of the Home Department, around 16,000 recruitments have been done for the last eight years. Between January 2016 and 2017, around 6000 recruitments have been made in the JK police. The strength of police personnel in the state has reached nearly 90,000.
A senior police official said the state remains dependent on central police forces and the army even when there is a minor law and order problem in the state. “The state has inadequate police personnel of its own. Government has initiated the process to make recruitment in the J&K police at a large scale and strengthening its training infrastructure to reduce the dependence on central forces,” the police official said.
The Union Home Ministry last year approved recruitment of additional 10,000 special police officers (SPOs) in the state police force. Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in his last year visit to Kashmir had reiterated that Government of (GoI) was creating ample job opportunities for youth in Kashmir, while emphasizing that the special police recruitment drives will be initiated in the valley. The government has also constituted a high level committee for speedy implementation of the ‘Modernization of Police Forces' scheme in the state.
Chief Secretary is heading the committee while Administrative Secretary Planning and Development and Monitoring department, Administrative Secretary Home department, Director General of Police,
J&K and Administrative Secretary Finance department as its members for its proper monitoring.
The objective of the scheme is to gradually reduce the dependence on the Army and the central armed police forces to control “internal security, law and order situations” by equipping the state police forces adequately and strengthening their training infrastructure. The scheme has been started for providing cops with secure police stations, training centers, police housing (residential), equipping the police stations with the required mobility, modern weaponry, communication equipment and forensic set-up. The recently released ‘Economic Survey 2016' has said that JK Police
Personnel are living in a “bad condition”. Earlier, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has also criticized J&K government for providing “poor infrastructure and lack of basic facilities for the state police force that needs it the most in the country”.

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