Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday directed the police department to recruit 50,000 personnel over the next five years to bring the ratio of police per lakh people in commensurate to the national figure, official sources said.
Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the state, he directed the police department to recruit 10,000 policemen, including 1000 inspectors, every year for the next five years.
The target was to meet the police per lakh population ratio of 145, the sources said.
The Chief Minister also directed the department to set up one women police station each in all 40 police districts of the state and one SC/ST police station each in 30 districts.
Kumar also asked DGP Neelmani to keep a watch over the functioning of the middlemen acting in the Indira Awas distribution, the sources said.
Senior officials like Chief Secretary Anup Mukherji, Home Secretary Amir Subhani, ADG (Headquarters) P K Thakur, ADG (Law and Order) P N Rai, ADG (Police training) Abhayanand attended the meeting with the Chief Minister that lasted over four and a half hours.