BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta called on Director General of Police and discussed various important issues of Police personnel who sacrifices, their lives for the safety and security of public. Referring towards the Rajouri-Poonch region, Gupta said that inspection and supervision ensure proficiency and accountability in the working of Jammu and Kashmir Police. He said that dedication and conviction is also must to maintain tangible bonds with the people.Gupta discussed the Security scenario and suggested that improvements in professional efficiencies and accountability at grass root level would garner public cooperation in efforts in different areas of policing. Behavioural change in the investigation field needs to be focussed to harvest people’s cooperation, he added.
Gupta said that, Rajouri Police is doing good Job in curbing the Drugs menace and said there should be no laxity in the fight against terrorism and drug abuse, which is our major concern for maintaining peace and Order.Gupta also stressed for enhancing the surveillance in the border areas and put in place efficient measures for the security of the people. Frequent visits by the senior officers to Thanas and police posts should be ensured to improve their functioning and standards of discipline. “Activities of unscrupulous elements should be monitored and dealt under law. Gupta also said that in order to keep the morale of Jawans high, their living and working facilities needs to be enhanced. In case difficulties of cops in the field are addressed properly, their conviction towards public service would be doubled, he added.
Gupta said that all precautions should be taken to protect Police Personnel from militant attacks and stone throwing when they are out on duty. He said that Bullet proof vehicles and protective gears should be put to maximum use and also care should be taken of the weapons allotted to the people on guard, escort and other general duties.
Gupta also hailed the decision of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), regarding the announcement for providing Rs. 30 Lakhs special ex-gratia to the next of kin of Jammu and Kashmir Police martyrs as relief, thus meeting long pending demand projected by the State Government and endorsed recently by Centre Government’s Special Representative, Dineshwar Sharma.
Gupta thanked the Director General of Police for regular follow up, regarding the matter. He said that, no doubt that the loss is irreparable but providing Ex-Gratia, to the family members of the Police martyrs can never let them down, in society. Wards of the Police Martyr shall get Best Educational facilities and shall be treated with dignity and respect. In Toto a Police martyr shall get, Rs. 70 Lakhs as ex-gratia with immediate effect, and making the J&K Police Martyrs at par with CAPFs. He said that the family members of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel, martyred during the course of performing duties attributed to act of violence in the State, would get Rs 30 lakh including Rs 18 lakh from Government of Jammu Kashmir (State budget), Rs 7 lakh from Ministry of Home Affairs (Police Welfare Fund) and Rs 5 lakh from Ministry of Home Affairs (J&K, Security Related Expenditure, Relief and Rehabilitation) through Government of Jammu Kashmir.
In addition to this, the MHA will also make payment of Rs 7 lakh in place of Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin of each Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund. Rs 7 lakh from Police Welfare Fund and Rs 5 lakh in place of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel/Special Police Officers by MHA on the pattern of Central Armed Police Forces/Army personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Grant of ex-gratia relief from SRE (R&R) of Rs 5 lakh in place of Rs 2 lakh would also continue.Gupta thanked the Hon’ble Home minister Sh Rajnath Singhji for fulfilment of long pending demand, regarding the enhancement of ex-gratia relief and to make it at par with ex-gratia being paid to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel in case of death occurring in course of performing duties has been met with.
The DGP Vaid, assured Mr. Gupta said that to wean away the youth from militancy, efforts will continue so that all those who wish to live an honourable life, would be saved from death and destruction. He, however, said ‘Operation All Out’ launched by the police and security forces against militants will continue. He also said that, necessary steps shall be taken to curb the drugs menace from the society . DGP also assured for extending required assistance to the people in remote areas in case of any adverse situation caused by the predicted inclement weather.