GANGTOK, 10 May [IPR]: An interactive session between Police officials and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was held at Chintan Bhawan today. The session began with the welcome address presented by DGP Jasbir Singh who also presented a brief report on the activities of the Police Department.
At the outset, the Chief Minister emphasised on the importance of good policing and added that the ultimate aim of the Police is to provide security to the people. Better police can create a better state, said the Chief Minister and added that they have enormous responsibilities and duties towards the people for prompt and speedy services.
However, he also asked them to upgrade and enhance skills and capacities as he said that yester year’s knowledge and capacities would not fulfil today’s demands. Therefore, capable and skilled Police forces have to be created in the collective interest, which is also the need of today’s world, he added. Stressing on systematic improvement, the Chief Minister said that modernization of Sikkim Police is necessary for making Sikkim a crime free state.
Elaborating further on the responsibilities of the Police personnel, the Chief Minister stated that Police are the law enforcement agency and they should discharge their duty as per the prevalent laws without any vested interest. At the same time he also congratulated the police force for their good image which has been maintained through out the country.
With regard to recruitment of Home Guards the Chief Minister directed the department officials to upgrade the educational qualification required for the recruitment of Home Guards to Class X pass. Strict and proper interview should be conducted during the recruitment process, he added.
He also assured to look into the demands and grievances put forward by the officials. He also gave positive assurances to the repair of all Thanas of the State and asked the officials to maintain cleanliness and to be well equipped with everything required for good policing. Like wise, the Chief Minister also deliberated on the required additional manpower at various places, strengthening and giving more impetus to the Sikkim Anti Drug Act (SADA) through legislation.
The Chief Minister also assured to give emphasis to the establishment of Sikkim Fire Training Institute, parade ground, creation of joint Task Force in coordination with various committees to look into traffic congestion in Gangtok, up-gradation of skills of Sikkim Police to combat cyber crime, up-gradation of communication and wireless equipment and also the forensic laboratories, libraries in districts as well as in Thanas.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister stressed on the security of the state for peace and tranquillity and asked the police force to ensure that the miscreants do not take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere of the State. The Chief Minister also expressed hoped that the interactive meeting with the police force will boost their endeavour towards the peace and security of the state and the police force will work with renewed vigour and commitment.