PUDUCHERRY: Inspector General of Police, Praveer Ranjan said the gender balance in the Puducherry Police (PP) is on the rise with induction of more women into the service.
Addressing the newly inducted home guards after a passing out parade here on Wednesday, he said the percentage of women has gone up in the recent times with the addition of 100 more women cops.
He said steps were immediately taken as per the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs to recruit more women after lowering the qualification standards.
He said there are 112 women among the 355 home guards, who were inducted into the service after giving 64 days of training at the Police Training School.
IGP Praveer Ranjan said a total of nearly 1400 cops were recruited in a span of two years with the addition of 214 India Reserve Battalion sops, 100 women constables and 614 constables absorbed in 2014.
Pointing to the fact the there were 36 persons from Karaikal, 14 from Mahe and 24 from Yanam among the 355 home guards, he said the police department was keen on recruiting and enough representation to the outlying regions also.
Pointing that with the new recruits, Puducherry Police has become one of the youngest in the country, he exhorted them to have a motto f becoming the best police force in the country.
Stating that there were a number of persons with qualifications of Post Graduation, MBA, M A and even M Tech, he said the high education will increase their self esteem and also the society will respect them.
He said the high qualifications will enable them to understand the society better and serve it in a better manner.
Stating that the Police have emerged as the one of the best jobs in the country, Praveer Ranjan said it has become a skilled job and it offers good salary and remunerations to the cops now.
He said if a policeman dies while on duty, the nation will honor him and no other government officials will bestowed with such honors.
Exhorting them to take pride in wearing the police uniform, he asked them to keep in mind that “we are here to serve the people and the country.”
Perform your duties to the best of your abilities and do good to the people. By doing so you will earn the respect of the society and people of the country, he signed off.