Acharya opens police commissioner’s office
Mangalore, 26 June 2010: Home Minister Dr V S Acharya inaugurated the Police Commissioner’s office complex here on Saturday. The 8,000 square feet complex, houses offices of 2 deputy commissioners of police (Law & Order and Crime), passport section, foreigners section, FIR help desk and administrative sections.
Speaking after inaugurating the complex, Dr Acharya said that out of the 28 police stations in the district, 17 would come under teh police commissionerate that includes Bajpe, Mulki, Moodbidre, Konaje and Ullal. The remaining 11 police stations will be divided into two sub-divisions — Bantwal (Bantwal and Belthangady taluks) and Puttur (Puttur and Sullia taluks).
Stating that the new commissionerate will be able to focus more attention as far as law and order is concerned, he assured to fill the remaining required posts at the earliest.
4,012 posts to be filled
Stating that the process of recruiting 4,012 civil constables has begun, he said 400 police sub inspectors have already been selected and they are about to get orders soon. “Out of the 600 additional police personnel required for the commissionerate, 200 will be part of 4,012 personnel to be recruited,” he said. Terming Mangalore as the Gateway of coastal region, he hoped that the picture of Mangalore would change with the setting up of the commissionerate. He also hoped that the Mangalore commissionerate will be a role model for the rest of the 4 commissionerates in the State.
DGP Dr Ajay Kumar Singh said a separate desk has been set up in the commissioner’s office to receive complaints, if any police station refuses to accept the complaints. Besides, the other pro-people programmes taken up by the police, he said, was organising a grievance meet at every police stations on every 3rd Sunday of the month between 11 am and 1 pm. “People can also check the progress of their complaints or give suggestions during the meets,” he said.
In addition, the police will organise a meet once in 3 months to help people get back the recovered (stolen) goods seized by the police.
CC cameras soon
Commending the services of the police, District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar offered as much as space required by the police to take up works. Stating that closed circuit (CC) cameras will be installed in city to check traffic offenders including in ‘no parking zones,’ he urged the police and Home Minister to increase the amount of fine for offenders.
MLA Abhayachandra Jain thanked and felicitated Home Minister for including Moodbidri in police commissionerate jurisdiction. MPs Nalin Kumar Kateel, D V Sadananda Gowda, DC V Ponnuraj, IGP Gopal B Hosur and Mayor Rajani Dugganna among others were present. The first police commissioner of Mangalore, Seemanth Kumar Singh, welcomed the gathering.
26 lucky date?
The 26th date seems to be lucky date for the police in Mangalore poilce commissionerate.
The Mangalore police commissionerate was launched on January 26, 2010. On the day, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya had announced that the commissioner’s office will be set up within 6 months.
However, exactly 5 months after the announcement, the office was opened by himself on June 26.
On Saturday, he again announced that the full fledged office of the commissioner, to come up in 20,000 square feet and to be constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore will be opened on January 26, 2011. Lets wait and see.