BERHAMPUR: The blueprint for proposed Berhampur Commissionerate of Police is ready and would be submitted to the State Government soon for approval, said Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik.
The DGP was on a day’s visit to the district on Thursday to inaugurate new buildings of Dharakote and Jaganathprasad police stations. He told mediapersons that priority is being given to strengthen the police administration in order to gain confidence of public.
Speaking on recruitment in the Police Department, Marik said 1200 sub-inspector posts are currently lying vacant for which, interviews are being conducted and 675 persons have already been selected. He added that around 500 retired sub-inspectors of police will be re-appointed by the State Government very soon.
The maximum age limit of the retired police officers will be 60 years and they will work till 62 years of age, he said. Marik said there would be no dearth of retired police officers in the State as they had retired at the age of 58. “The retired police persons would get their last salary drawn as the monthly payment and the new payment would be made after deduction of the monthly pensions. The move is aimed at solving large scale vacancies of the police personnel in the State,” Marik said.
On Maoist presence in Southern Odisha, he said their activities have been reduced to a large extent due to strong policing and security measures.
“More forces will be brought in to fight the Maoists, if required,” said the DGP, adding that Maoists of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are still active in different parts of southern region of the State.
Marik said ‘Ama Police’ facility will be available in all the police stations. “Ganjam and Berhampur police stations will get this facility by September 15,” he added.