AP Govt mulls more welfare measures for police
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:54
Hyderabad: A proposal to implement a number of welfare measures for Andhra Pradesh police force has been put forth before the State Government and they were likely to be considered, the DGP said Thursday.

"The Andhra Pradesh Government recognises the sacrifices made by the police personnel. We have requested the Government to undertake more welfare measures, including setting up of a modern hospital for the force and we are hopeful they will be considered," Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy said.

He was talking to reporters on the eve of the Police Commemoration Day. The Commemoration Week is being observed from October 15 to 21 in all districts of the state and the Commemoration parade will be held at Police Martyrs Memorial in Goshamahal stadium here tomorrow.

"This year, 634 policemen have died while discharging duty in the country, including six from Andhra Pradesh," the DGP said.

AP Police have excelled in successfully facing left- wing extremism, terrorism, communal violence, intense faction violence and large scale, widespread and persistent riots and mob situations, he said.

"The Government recognises the contribution made by the police department to the safeguarding and development of the state," Reddy said.

"We are in the process of taking up large scale welfare measures for the policemen and their families with special emphasis on healthcare and education. We are in process of bringing in reforms in areas of caring for children of police martyrs, their families, financial planning of staff, working conditions, diagnostic and healthcare."


First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:54

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