In his New Year Message, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad has stated that during the year gone by, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have made every effort to maintain public order and peace to the satisfaction of the people of the state and to instill a sense of security among them. He said “our best efforts notwithstanding, we have to continue to strive areas where we could have done better.”
The DGP said that after creating conducive atmosphere, the force is constantly maintaining pressure on the ‘anti-national elements’ and is also focusing on public service and professional policing. While the force put forward its best professional efforts to contain emerging situations, the cooperation from all sections of the society was the critical factor behind our success in meeting these challenges, big and small, said the DGP. He said that the selfless dedication and professional expertise of all ranks of JKP helped provide a conducive atmosphere which in turn provided a supportive environment for activity in every field of life during the bygone year. Consequently, we have witnessed full time developmental, educational and business activities. A sense of security has prevailed which was reflected in the arrival of a record number of more than 13 lakh tourists and 6.21 lakh Amarnath pilgrims during the year, boosting economy in the region.
Elaborating the achievements of the Organization, the DGP said that after emerging as one of the finest counter insurgency in the world and in the country, Jammu and Kashmir Police has been focusing on restoring an environment conducive to lasting peace.
“Our training institutions have been upgraded and latest techniques of investigation and crime detection have been introduced in the syllabus of different training courses.”Adding that greater emphasis has been laid on upgrading the six police training institutions and one police academy to train the police personnel with latest technology and advanced weaponry.
During the year, more than 11,000 jawans and officers were imparted training in different skills and deployed in varied areas of policing. In addition 650 personnel were deputed for special technological skills outside the state and abroad, said the DGP.
Prasad said that in order to boost the morale of police personnel, various welfare schemes have been introduced to benefit the personnel and their families. He asserted that the Organisation is committed to do more in the future for the welfare of jawans and officers. He said that during the year 2012 more than Rs.18 crores were sanctioned for the welfare of serving and retired personnel including the SPOs and their families. This includes special welfare relief, ex-gratia relief, retirement gifs, medical reimbursements, welfare loans and scholarships to the wards of serving, deceased personnel.
Giving further details, Prasad said that a mega construction programme has been launched across the state to enhance the building infrastructure in order to provide better living and working facilities to the cops. This has become more important in view of the widening gap in the requirements and availability of infrastructure for the Police Parivar. In this connection two Construction Wings viz Police Construction Division (PHQ) and Police Housing Corporation (PHC) are executing the construction programme of the Organization in all parts of the state.
He said that the Organization is continuing its efforts to strengthen the image among the masses. A Civic Action Programme (CAP) has been launched and under this programme various activities are carried out to refine the talent of the youth in different fields, besides providing succor to the needy, where possible.
DG said that besides its other multi dimensional duties, more than 90,000 verifications were carried out by CID Wing during the year. This has helped the aspirants, including the Haj pilgrims and the students travelling abroad, to get their passports and other service matters cleared within shorter time. Improvements have been made in the procedures to ensure quick disposal of verifications and avoid unwarranted trouble to the people, disclosed Prasad.