Srinagar: Stating that many policemen were killed while not wearing safety gears on duty, Director General of Police S P Vaid Monday advised policemen to take care of their lives by putting on safety gears during their duties, in and out side police stations, and battalions.
DGP was speaking at a darbar of IRP 17th Bn at Kheribal Mattan Anantnag.
A police statement said that Vaid told the policemen to take protection parties along with them whenever they go anywhere in busy places.
He said that because of the “good work” done by police, the nation was praising the force. He directed the officers to chalk out fitness schedules such as PT, Yoga, drill etc for the Jawans so that they stay healthy. He also directed them to take care of their diet which should be balanced and nutritious.
DGP listened to the grievances of policemen, and gave directions to PHQ officers accompanying him, to look into the grievances and redress on priority.
While referring to welfare schemes, DGP said that a number of schemes have already been implemented on ground after they were approved by Hon’ Chief Minister. He said that more such welfare measures with regard to promotion of lower and upper subordinates are under consideration of the Government.
Earlier, the DGP inaugurated the building of District Police Office at Awantipora and seven blocks of accommodation at Kheribal, Mattan which will provide better living and work places to the Jawans and trades men of JKP.