SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP), Dr S P Vaid has thanked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for increasing the ex-gratia for policemen and also for creation of J&K Police Service Cadre for gazetted officers of J&K Police.
Vaid was speaking at a police darbar held in a series of darbars at Range Police Headquarters here today. He said that he is happy to honour and reward the police men and officers, who have contributed in the restoration of normalcy and against militancy.
Praising the Srinagar police for investigation in the murder case of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith, DGP impressed upon the men and officers to enhance their investigation skills and bring the criminals to book but ensure to be polite with the common people who seek help and assistance from the police.
Referring to the health care policy, which is under consideration, the DGP advised the police personnel to take good care of their health and also take all precautions to protect themselves from militant attacks and stone pelting when they are out on duty.
He said that bullet proof vehicles and protective gears should be put to maximum use and also care should be taken of the weapons allotted to the people on guard/ escort and other general duties.
DGP thanked the government for increasing the ex-gratia relief substantially from Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs and creating J&K Police Service Cadre.
He said that the “present dispensation” has been kind enough to consider favourably the proposals of PHQ and hoped that the other proposals with regard to opening of promotion avenues would also be looked into favourably.