Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati on Thursday lauded the state police for providing fool
proof security and law and order in the wake of the Allahabad
High Court verdict in the Ayodhya title suits.
"No communal riots have taken place in the state owing to
effective policing and fool proof security arrangements after
the pronouncement of the verdict, though the central
government did not extend full assistance and against the
requirement of 642 companies of the CPMF only 52 companies
were provided to the state," the Chief Minister said while
addressing policemen on the commemoration day here.
During the recently held Commonwealth Games, road
cycling event was organised in Gautam Budh Nagar for which
security and law and order arrangments were made according to
international parametres, she said.
Paying tributes to the personnel who lost their lives
while discharging their duties, Mayawati assured their family
members that govenment would continue all necessary steps for
their welfare and facilities.
Speaking of the steps taken by her government for the
welfare of the personnel, she mentioned "extra ordinary
pension" given to the dependent family members besides the
contributory pension scheme.
She said that her government had paid full attention on
availability of resources and had released more than Rs 225
crore for purchasing modern weapons, communication and
anti-riot equipment, security and training vehicles.
She said that with a view to providing residential
facilities to police personnel, 687 residential buildings had
been constructed besides the construction of administratinve
buildings of 21 police stations and 11 women police stations.
The government has also sanctioned the establishment
of women police stations in districts , construction of modern
control rooms and constitution of new bomb dispisal squads,
she said adding that UP police special zone security force has
also been constituted.
The UP Police recruitment and promotion board has
completed the process of selecting 35,000 constables
maintaining full transparency which has been appreciated
throughout the country, she said, adding that clear cut
directives have been issued to take stringent action against
those disturbing peace, no matter how powerful they are.
She also gave an account of the notorious criminals
arrested in the state besides awards given to policemen for
doing exemplary work.