Police maintaining pressure on anti-national elements: DGP

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 31: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said today that police has made every effort to maintain public order and peace to the satisfaction of the people of the State and instill a sense of security among them.
“Our best efforts notwithstanding, we have to continue to strive areas where we could have done better,” he said in his message on New Year eve.
“After creating conducive atmosphere, the force is constantly maintaining pressure on the anti-national elements and was focusing on public service and professional policing. While the force put forward its best professional efforts to contain emerging situations, the cooperation from all sections of the society was the critical factor behind our success in meeting these challenges, the big and the small’’, Mr Prasad said.
The DGP asserted that police has made all efforts to live up to the expectations of the people during the current year and this had been made possible due to the wholehearted cooperation of the people. He reiterated that continued thrust would remain on establishing rapport with the people and strengthening relations with them at all levels.
“A mechanism has been chalked out to reach to the people and strengthen bonds with them’’, he said, adding that police was committed to ensure safety and security of the people and keep the peace and order maintained. He stressed upon all ranks of JKP to continue their efforts with dedication to serve the people of the State.
He said the selfless dedication and professional expertise of all ranks of JKP helped provide a conducive atmosphere, which, in turn, led to supportive environment for activity in every field of life during the bygone year.
“Consequently, we have witnessed full time developmental, educational and business activities. A sense of security has prevailed which was reflected in the arrival of a record number of more than 13 lakh tourists and 6.21 lakh Amarnath Ji pilgrims during the year giving a boost to economy in the region’’, the DGP said.
He added that after emerging as one of the finest counter insurgency in force in the world and the country, Jammu and Kashmir Police has been focusing on restoring an environment conducive to lasting peace.
“Considerable efforts and planning has gone into heating skills aimed at promoting basic professional policing invoking delivery of public service, maintenance of order and crime control. Our training institutions have been upgraded and latest techniques of investigation and crime detection have been introduced in the syllabus of different training courses’’, Mr Prasad said, adding that greater emphasis has been laid on upgrading the six police training institutions and one police academy to train the police personnel with latest technology and advanced weaponry.
The State police chief said the conventional curricula have been modified, wherever required, to make it capable for meeting the latest requirements. Various special training courses have been introduced in these training institutions to equip the personnel with the skills of investigation and crime detection. During the year, more than 11,000 jawans and officers were imparted training in different skills and deployed in varied areas of policing. In addition 650 personnel were deputed for special technological skills outside the State and abroad, the DGP said.
Mr Prasad said that in order to boost the morale of police personnel, various welfare schemes have been introduced to benefit the personnel, their families and the wards of martyrs. He asserted that the Organisation is committed to do more in the future for the welfare of jawans and officers. He said that during the year 2012 more than Rs.18 crores were sanctioned for the welfare of serving and retired personnel including the SPOs and their families. This includes special welfare relief, ex-gratia relief, retirement gifts, medical reimbursements, welfare loans and scholarships to the wards of serving and deceased personnel.
Mr. Prasad said that a mega construction programme has been launched across the State to enhance the building infrastructure in order to provide better living and working facilities to the cops.
He said that the Organization is continuing its efforts to strengthen the image among the masses. A Civic Action Programme (CAP) has been launched and under this programme various activities are carried out to refine the talent of the youth in different fields, besides providing succour to the needy, where-ever possible, he added.
The DGP said that during the year 2012, several free medical camps were held in poor pockets of the State and assistance was provided to the orphanages, NGOs, under privileged and physically challenged people.
“Besides its other multi dimensional duties, more than 90,000 verifications were carried out by CID Wing during the year. This has helped the aspirants, including the Haj pilgrims and the students traveling abroad, to get their passports and other service matters cleared within shorter time. Improvements have been made in the procedures to ensure quick disposal of verifications and avoid unwarranted trouble to the people, Mr Prasad said.


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