The district reorganization in Telangana will also witness a reorganization of sorts in the state police department.
With as many 119 new mandals expected to be formed as part of the plan, the government on Wednesday said it will set up 86 new police stations in these mandals. Of the 119 proposed mandals, 33 will have police stations that are already functioning as part of the current district set-up in the state.
The issue of distribution of police forces as per the needs of the new districts was discussed by CM Chandrasekhar Rao with senior police officials and home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy . During the discussions, it emerged that once the new police stations are set up, Telangana will have one station for every 50,000 persons against the national average of 97,000 persons. In all, Telangana will have 709 police stations.
The police department should take advantage of the district reorganization to prepare itself for friendlier and effective policing, the CM said.The CM made it clear that no more demands for new districts would be entertained and the total number of districts would not exceed 31.
The government is keen on setting up police commissionerates in four places Karimangar, Siddipet, Nizamabad and Ramagundam. It will set aside Rs 2,000 crore for infrastructure and setting up various offices in all districts in next year’s budget.
eenadu news paper 06-10-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net