Police Commissioner promises priority to resolving service-related issues

 thehindu.com  09/13/2019 19:39:34 

While assuring personnel of resolving service-related issues in three working days after they are received, Police Commissioner P.S. Harsha on Friday said that he has plans to open a career counselling centre for the wards of personnel to train them for Civil Services and other competitive examinations.

Addressing the personnel on the occasion of Service Parade at the City Armed Reserve Grounds here, Dr. Harsha said that he has created a email ID for personnel to mail him all their grievances related to service matters, including promotion, leave encashment and increment, as part of the process to streamline administration.

You need not make visits to my office for these issues. I assure you of resolving all your grievances within three working days, he said.

The only thing that will be difficult to resolve is request for transfer by personnel, a majority of whom are from North Karnataka. Please learn Tulu, understand the culture here and be one among the natives, he said and added that requests for transfer will be considered only in case of exigencies.

Placing importance on safety and well-being of the personnel and their family members, Dr. Harsha said that steps taken a few days ago were to shift 25 families of police personnel from dilapidated flats to new ones in the Police Quarters in Shaktinagar.

To help children of personnel, the police will shortly start a career counselling and placement facility. We are also creating a facility to train children for Civil Services, IIT and other competitive examinations, he said and added that he will start a programme where officers will regularly visit houses of personnel and explain the work the latter were involved in to their family members.

Dr. Harsha said that as part of campus connect exercise the police were meeting students and making them aware of the perils of drug abuse. The revitalised police beat system, he said, has helped police reach out to 25,000 people through WhatsApp, which, in turn, has had a positive effect on maintaining law and order, crime prevention and crime detection.

By the end of September, the police will start a first of a series of skills training sessions for persons booked under criminal cases desiring to earn a honourable living.

Dr. Harsha felicitated six civilians and seven police personnel who have done good work under the revitalised police beat system called My Beat my Pride.

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