HYDERABAD: More and more highly-qualified candidates, year after year, are being recruited for posts of police constables in the state police. While discharging duties, it is often felt whether they will be comfortable to take orders from their lesser-educated superiors?This question was once again raised by higher officials during a discussion in taking measures to identify and prevent depressed policemen from committing suicides.
Around 7,000 personnel are undergoing training for nine months as police constables selected for Law and Order, TSSP, Communications and other wings. They comprise as many as 243 MBA holders, 161 MTech graduates, 103 MCAs, 1,462 BTech graduates, 100 BEd graduates, 895 post-graduates, 2,845 degree holders, 47 BPharm graduates, and five LLBs. “Initially, we discussed about the newly-selected police constables who hold higher degrees like MBA, MCA, LLB, MTech and BTech as police constable though the basic eligibility is intermediate qualification.
It is good that candidates of higher educational qualifications have shown interest for working in police department and were selected. But, how will they lead their life in working amidst rough-working conditions? Or will they get disappointment after superiors vent their anger? We are still analysing their mental conditions and trying to sensitise them to habituate the police work nature,” said a senior police officer.
Sources told Express that keeping in view cop suicides in various districts and the city due to alleged depression and mental stress while discharging duties, the top police officials have chalked out a plan to prevent such incidents by identifying the depressed policemen.
“There is a chance of ego coming in the way of these well-educated personnel and their not-so-highly-educated superiors. From the trainee days, we will monitor their ability to cope with stress,” sources said.
On condition of anonymity, higher officials said they are planning to design a new application through the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems portal to accept online complaints from policemen about their work nature, work load, mental stress, and depression etc.