New Delhi: Highlighting the shortage of police personnel in the country and problems faced by them, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday sought necessary action from the government on priority basis without which men in khakhi will find it hard to give their optimum.
In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Yadav said as per UN recommendations, there should be a ratio of 1:450 police personnel but the present situation in India was a far cry from this mark.
The police force has to work day and night and they again come on duty in the morning without any rest, Yadav said.
Pointing to some incidents in the national capital, Yadav said recently constables have been killed in Delhi when they were on duty for checking the vehicles.
"It shows that there is no fear of police and that is why criminal activities and indiscipline is increasing day by day especially in metropolitans," Yadav said. Delhi and other metropolitan cities have become very congested due to heavy vehicular traffic and other activities, he added.
Yadav said that the facilities for police department were not only inferior to other government departments but they were also not well equipped as per international standards.
There is no coordination among other civic agencies in Delhi like MCD, DDA, NDMC, Electricity Department and water department due to which many criminal incidents and accidents do happen, Yadav added.
He said that no civic agency in Delhi gives proper attention to the complaints and observations of the police department for rectification of certain shortcomings on the roads and in the areas.
"I am of the firm opinion that the police force cannot deliver their performance and justify their work unless the corrective steps are taken by government on priority basis," Yadav wrote seeking necessary action by the Home Minister.