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CM Shivraj hands over appointment letters to new recruits, gives tips for becoming ‘ideal’ policeman

The Chief Minister urged the newly appointed constables to follow & abide by new benchmarks of propriety, impartial conduct & authenticity in their working pattern.




Shivraj Chouhan

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday handed over appointment letters to hundreds of police appointees and also reiterated his government’s focus on strengthening state policing system while ‘plugging loopholes’ in the system.

The Chief Minister distributed appointment letters to new police recruits in the state and also gave them ‘success mantra’ on becoming an ‘ideal’ policeman. He urged the newly appointed constables to follow & abide by new benchmarks of propriety, impartial conduct & authenticity in their working pattern.

“I want you to set new examples, so that when he people discuss your name, they should say that policeman should be like him/her,” the Chief Minister said addressing the newly appointment constables.

MP government has been working hard to fill the vacancies in police departments, increase number of women constables in police force and also sensitize them towards soft & humane approach towards residents.

Today, the state police force comprises of strong 1.26 lakh personnel and their numbers are constantly rising. This year, state govt aims to induct at least 7,500 police personnel. During Corona period, 6,000 newly recruited constables were given appointment letters.

State govt officials say that the appointment of women constables is high on govt agenda and efforts are being undertaken to achieve this objective. Some laws have been relaxed to facilitate their entry into Homeguard force.

‘Operation Smile’ a big success

Madhya Pradesh police started ‘Operation Smile’ two years ago and has also been lauded for the path-breaking initiative. Under the operation, state police has recovered more than 7,000 missing girl child in last 2 years and helped them reunite with their families.

State police’s zero-tolerance policy against crime and impetus on helping people in stressful times is winning them accolades. A women helpline has also been formed, where small children are being taught about ‘good touch’ & ‘bad touch’.

Crackdown against mafia

The Chief Minister gave clear instructions to the state police to crack down on the mafia elements, the results of which are yielding results now. The police force, via its multiple raids & searches, has freed more than 5,000 acres of government land.

Govt concerned about state police

In a bid to appreciate the policemen who went beyond call of duty during Covid-19 times, they were honoured with Corona Warrior award. State govt is also investing in building more than 25,000 houses for them, which the eligible constables will get free of cost. About 500 new police stations & chowkis are also under construction.