UP govt spending Rs 147 cr on police modernisation

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday said her government is spending Rs 147 crore on modernisation and upgradation of police force in the state.

Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 17:26 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati on Sunday said her government is spending Rs 147 crore on
modernisation and upgradation of police force in the state.

"Rs 147 crore have been released for modernisation of
police force which includes training equipment, arms and
ammunition, communication and riot control devices," Mayawati
said addressing a function to felicitate police personnel with
gallantry awards here.

Cadres of gazetted officers are being reviewed and
training centres and forensic science laboratories being
upgraded to strengthen the force, she said.

"The government is installing computers at all police
stations and is inter-connecting them," she said.

Mayawati said that in a bid to remove anomalies in
different cadres of police department grade pay of personnel
upto the post of additional sub-inspector has been increased.

"An order to this effect had already been passed by
the government," she said.

The CM distributed gallantry awards to 106 police
officers and personnel and heaped praise on them for
displaying efficiency and dedication on various occasions like
the Kumbh mela (fair), Common Wealth Games and the situation
following Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya title suits.

"With its work efficiency and dedication UP police had
made major achievements this year and has done the state
proud," she said and asked it to remain vigilant as her
government will not compromise on the issue of law and order.

Mayawati said her government successfully and
peacefully conducted panchayat elections entirely with its own
resources without any assistance from the Centre, she said.

PTI