AP Govt mulls more welfare measures for police

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."

PTI



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

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