Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The state government is committed to look after the welfare of the police personnel who are serving the society relentlessly facing all odds, Home Minister,Araga Jnanendra,along with,Director General and Inspector General of Police,Praveen Sood,Additional Chief Secretary, Rajneesh Goel,City police commissioner,Kamal Pant,with senior officers,as,Bhaskar Rao,Amar Kumar Pandey,B Dayananda,Alok Kumar,and others were present .
After paying tributes Araga Jnanendra said here on Thursday.Paying tribute to the police personnel who died in the line of duty on Police Commemoration Day,at CAR grounds,Mr. Jnanendra reiterated that the state government is a priority of the state government to ensure welfare of the home department and extend full support.
Referring to the betterment projects for the police personnel,the Home minister said that the police housing project -2025 with the 2000 crore budget is committed to provide housing for all the personnel aimed at building 10,034 police quarters across the state.
Police canteen set up to provide subsidised ration,and health schemes for the police personnel including the retired staff and their families to provide better health facilities and treatment.
Police public schools opened across the state and Vidyanidhi scholarship program for the children of police personnel to pursue higher studies are few schemes,which the government is committed to,he added .
Remembering the police personnel who laid their lives during covid-19,Mr.Jnanendra said that the state government has sanctioned Rs 30 lakh ex gratia.
As many as 123 police personnel died due to covid-19 infection between 2020-2021 while 16 others died in the line of duty, he said .