Gujarat set to revise old criteria for sanctioning force

The sanctioning of police force in Gujarat is still based on criteria devised on the basis of the 1960 census data which is almost redundant now,prompting the state government to revise it.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad | Published: August 20, 2013 4:58 am

The sanctioning of police force in Gujarat is still based on criteria devised on the basis of the 1960 census data which is almost redundant now,prompting the state government to revise it. The state is now trying to devise new standards of sanctioning the police force based on the current demographic scenario,police sources said. “First time the scheme of sanctioning police force in the state was devised at the time of creation of our state and it definitely needs revision,no doubt about it. We are in the process of revision of the criteria for the sanctioning of police force,” state Director General of Police (DGP) Amitabh Pathak told PTI. “Though,out of the sanctioned strength of 92,545,many positions are not filled,we are consistently filling the posts,” Pathak said. The state DGP’s office,in reply to an RTI query,has revealed that at present the sanctioned strength of total police force in the state is 92,545,including civil and district armed police.

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