UT IGP Tejinder Singh Luthra Thursday held an open interaction (Sampark Sabha), with police personnel and home guard volunteers. The function, attended by over 1,250 police personnel drawn from all ranks and units of the Chandigarh Police force was held at Multipurpose Hall, Police Lines, Sector 26, officials said. According to an official statement, UT SSP Sukhchain Singh, Eish Singhal, SP Headquarters and Traffic & Security, Navdeep Singh Barar, SP/city, were among those present.
“The open house interactive session started with the police officials being asked to voice their concerns and grievances, as Sampark Sabha is a vital grievance redressal forum. Some of the issues raised were related to police housing, maintenance of houses in police colonies and the delay in promotion from the rank of Constables to Head Constables,” said a statement.
“The forum was assured that the matter of expediting police housing complex scheme of approval 1,600 quarters has been taken up with the Chandigarh Administration.” It added that providing quarters to police personnel with 20 years of service would be taken up on priority.
“Flats for IRBn’s would be constructed. The process for promotion of communications staff will be considered sympathetically.” IG Luthra told the police personnel that there would be no delay in medical reimbursement and pension benefits at the time of retirement.
“Desired last posting of the service of the police official is already considered by a circular, which is in the benefit of police staff. Shortly a sports policy will be finalized, which will provide more benefits to the sports personnel of Chandigarh Police.
Rewards to the police wards has already been increased by 40 per cent and job placement for the police wards and home guard volunteers wards is being considered in the near future,” he said, adding that brilliant police ward will also be supported in the higher education that is in IIT, IIM etc. in future. According to the statement, Luthra said Chandigarh Police should continue its efforts to be seen as a ‘people-friendly’ force and to be responsive and courteous and to live up to its motto of ‘We care for you’.