Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said his government's aim is to free the state from extremism and crime.
Though crime has been controlled, it should be rooted out, Das said while addressing programmes of parade and Jharkhand Police Alankaran Samaroh on the eve of Jharkhand foundation day here.
The chief minister announced that 10,000 police personnel and 2,500 assistant police would be recruited next year.
Stating that the assistant police personnel would be deployed in extremist-hit areas, Das said they would get Rs 10,000 per month and their services would be confirmed after three years.
The government would construct residential school for the children of police personnel in Ranchi, according to an official release.
Likening peace and prosperity as two wheels, Das said both were required for development.
The government was working to modernise the police force, he said, adding infrastructure was also being improved.
To provide employment to the youth, investments were required, Das said and added Rs 24,000 crore proposals were already there.
For investments peace was necessary and investments increased following prevailing of peace in Jharkhand.
Das appealed to the police to pro-actively assist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign against black money.
The chief minister honoured the families of martyrs and gave away prizes to the police personnel.
State Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Additional Secretary N N Pandey, DGP D K Pandey, CM's Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar were among senior officials present at the programme.