MP rationalises deployment of security personnel
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:45
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government will no longer provide security free of cost to any person except those holding constitutional posts.

The decision to the effect was taken at a meeting of the state's Security Committee headed by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta yesterday, official sources said.

The committee decided to rationalise deployment of security personnel for providing security to important persons and has decided not to provide free of cost security cover to anyone except those who were occupying constitutional posts, the sources said.

It was, however, not immediately known as to how much would the police charge for providing security to those not holding constitutional posts.

The panel also decided to ponder over constituting a separate security unit on the lines of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for deployment at important institutions.

The Home Minister also directed that police escort vehicle be provided to ministers right up to their residences, the sources said.

Gupta also directed the officials to prepare a plan detailing the requirement of the police force over the next five years and instructed them to fill all vacant posts in the police department.

The Home Minister said municipal bodies should make a budgetary provision in their respective budgets for providing security to Mayors.

Gupta also directed the officials to ensure that all the drivers deployed on ministerial duties should compulsorily get their eye-sight checked every six month and also provide adequate training to the security personnel deployed on the security of VIPs.

The minister also directed to provide 16 new jeeps to the police for further strengthening the pilot vehicle system, the sources added.


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:45

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