Monday, April 23, 2007

Karnataka: 4,300 cops to be posted soon

Monday April 23 2007 13:43 IST
DAVANAGERE: Home Minister M P Prakash said that the recruitment of 4300 police constables in the final stages and that the appointment orders will be issued within a month. He was addressing the media at Harapanahalli, 50 km on Saturday.

The Minister said that the process of recruiting 333 police Sub Inspectors was also nearing completion.

During oral interview, video recording was done and carbon copies of answer sheets were taken for the first time to maintain transparency.

The Government has decided to open 20 new police stations in the state, of which seven will be opened at Bangalore. Holalu, Kudluigi and Hampi in Bellary, Chigateri in Harapanahalli taluk, Navnagar(Bagalkot), Hassan, Shikaripura, Shimoga and Shikaripura will get new police stations.

Five new police stations were proposed in Naxal affected areas, Prakash said.

The Home Minister said that providing telephone facility at the Central Jail in Parapappana Agrahara, near Bangalore, was commendable.

If the scheme become successful, it would be extended to Mysore and Bellary jails.

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