New Delhi: Inducting youths from Northeastern states in the Delhi police force will reflect country's national integrity and will make the force better equipped to deal with crime against people from those states in the city, Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi said on Friday.
Replying to a question related to a recent decision to induct 160 youths from Northeast states into Delhi Police, Bassi said that the move will showcase an excellent example of our country's unity in diversity and will make interaction of people from those states living in the National capital more convenient.
The Police Commissioner mentioned that recently during the annual DGsP/IGsP Conference in Guwahati Prime Minister had urged for broad basing police recruitment.
The top cop said that to ensure emergent mid course correction, suitable changes in our relevant standing order have been notified.
"I have written to the DGsP of eight North Eastern states to recommend names of suitable candidates from each of the state on the basis of their any ongoing or forthcoming recruitment process, for appointment of 10 male and 10 female Constable (Exe.) in Delhi Police. Shri Kiren Rijiju, MOS Home has also very kindly written to the CMs of NE States to help Delhi Police in this regard," Bassi said.
"If these jawans or youths from different states are inducted in Delhi's police force it would make the personnel understand each other better. With the jawans and there family living here and their heterogeneous culture would showcase a unique example of nationalism," he said.
During his visit to Delhi Police Headquarters a couple of days ago, Minister of State Kiren Rijiju had said, "the Delhi Police do not proportionately represent the people of the Northeastern region in its forces. There are incidents in which we feel that Northeast people have to be more visible. Sometimes, justice is not enough to be done, it should be seem to be done".
The minister had also emphasised that initiatives including the Northeast helpline (1093), NE police unit at Nanakpura, Delhi Police Facebook page especially for people from the Northeast to contact the police directly, 22 WhatsApp groups for all sections of Northeast people at Delhi should be continued.