BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the Police Housing Corporation to complete construction of fortified police stations in Maoist affected areas by March, 2017.
Addressing a function where he inaugurated 11 buildings projects of Police, Fire Services and Prison Directorate, the CM said construction of 70 fortified police stations has been taken up in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas under the Police Modernisation scheme of which 56 have nearly been completed. “The Police Housing Corporation is required to complete the rest within March, 2017,” he said.
The CM said infrastructure for deployment of CRPF and BSF companies have been taken up and the forces were moved to hitherto unattended areas. “I Hope this endeavour will continue till containment of LWE is fully achieved,” he said.
The CM gave appointment letters to 840 candidates in the rank of sub-inspector of police and station officers in fire services. The appointment of these candidates will substantially reduce the vacancies in these ranks and fill up critical manpower gap of Odisha police and fire services at cutting edge level, he added.