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Full care of families of martyrs will be taken

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati paid warm tributes to police personnel who laid down their lives while performing duties. She paid floral tributes to the martyrs at a function organised at the police lines to mark the ‘Police Smriti Diwas’ here today. She called upon all the police officers and jawans to work with new enthusiasm to achieve the target of ‘Sarvajan Hitai Sarvajan Sukhai’ to set up example for others. She said that her government had taken full care of the family members of the martyrs and it had also ensured welfare of retired police personnel.
Addressing the function, the Chief Minister said that the police personnel, who laid down their lives, had brought laurels to U.P. Government and police department through their supreme sacrifice. Assuring the family members of the martyrs, she said that the State Government had taken several steps for the welfare of the dependents of the martyrs and it would continue to do so in future as well.
Ms. Mayawati said that the U.P. Police had a different image all over the country because of its efficacy. The achievements of the police jawans were noteworthy in the drives launched against dacoit gangs, notorious criminals and criminal elements during the past two and a half years. Few months ago, our police team succeeded in gunning down notorious dacoit Ghanshyam Kewat in an encounter in Chhitrakoot district, she reminded. He was carrying a cash award of Rs. 50,000 on his head. The company commander late Beni Madhav Singh and constable late Shamim Ali, who sacrificed their lives in this encounter, were given Mukhya Mantri Utkrisht Sewa Police Padak this year posthumously by the U.P. government on the occasion of Independence Day.
The Chief Minister said that the police personnel, who had performed their duties with courage, were also given out of turn promotions and owing to it three SIs were promoted as inspectors and three constables were elevated to the post of head constables. She said that the dependents of the martyrs were provided economic assistance through various funds and insurance schemes and their pension cases were also being disposed of on priority basis. Besides, the dependents of the police personnel who had laid down their lives while performing duties, were also provided employment. Out of it, 29 dependents were appointed as SIs in civil police, 219 dependents were given appointment as constables and 68 dependents were appointed as fourth class employees. Ms. Mayawati said that as many as 49 police personnel were given ‘Utkrisht Sewa Samman Chinh’ and 192 police personnel were given ‘Sarahniya Sewa Samman Chinh’ so that such police personnel could be encouraged and their morale got a boost. Besides, Rs. 72.40 lakh were distributed among the dependents of 15 police personnel who had laid down their lives while performing duties, while Rs. 18.25 lakh were provided to police personnel receiving injuries while performing their duties.
The Chief Minister said that the present government was committed to provide development oriented atmosphere free from injustice, crime, terror and corruption for which priority had been given to establish the “rule of law by law”. She directed the policemen to maintain such law and order situation, in which criminals could fear and the poor, especially the people of weaker sections could be ensured justice, only then we would fulfil the commitment to provide better law and order to the people of the state.
Ms. Mayawati said that police had been directed to face criminals without any fear and partiality adhering to law, owing to which it had become successful in encountering and arresting criminals belonging to other states also. Besides, directives had been issued to police to maintain law and order and take stringent action against the criminals, however powerful they may be. The Chief Minister said that with a view to strengthening the law and order of the state, the norms had been re-fixed and sanction had been given to fill 2,04,021 posts of different categories. An impartial and transparent system had been implemented for the promotion and recruitment on vacant posts in police force for which Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board had been constituted. This board had started the proceedings to recruit 35,000 police constables.
Ms. Mayawati said that budgetary provision had been made to solve the administrative problems, residential and non-residential needs of policemen. Financial sanctions had been issued for the construction of residential and nonresidential buildings costing 30 crore 83 lakh rupees and 26 crore 79 lakh rupees respectively under modernisation scheme. An amount of Rs. 245 crore had been sanctioned by the state government for modern equipments, weapons, communication and anti-riot equipments, security and training equipments, purchase of vehicles, computerisation of police stations for the modernisation of police, she added.
On this occasion, DGP Mr. Karamveer Singh while paying his tributes to martyrs said that 833 policemen had sacrificed their lives on duty, out of which 107 policemen belonged to Uttar Pradesh between the period of September 01, 2008 and August 31, 2009. During this period, among the martyrs of the U.P. police were-group leader 01, sub inspector 17, S.I.(M.)01, ASI(M)03, head constable 16, constables 65, fireman 2, constable(driver) 2. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honoured the widows of martyr policemen. The Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur, Principal Secretary to C.M. Mr. Netram, Media advisor Mr. Jameel Akhtar were present besides, senior police and administrative officers.

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