February 11, 2015
There is need for communicative policing: WB CM
WB CM Ms Mamata Banerjee today gave away service awards at the 12th Investiture Ceremony of West Bengal Police, held at Nazrul Mancha. She appreciated the hard work that is done by the police in ensuring peace and stressed on the importance of ‘communicative policing’.
Hooghly has been honoured with Best District in the state for performance of the State Police.
“Those who perform well must be rewarded. Police takes care of the law and order. We must take care of their well-being. We have started Pratyasha scheme, started housing scheme for police force. Constables who serve for 15 years can now be transferred to their home districts,” she said.
The State Government has created 57 new police stations, 20 new women’s police stations, 14 postal police stations and 5 cyber police stations and almost 400 new sub inspectors. About 40,000 constables and 1.3 lakh civic police have been recruited.
West Bengal Police has also been involved in organising sports events for the youth in Jangalmahal, Darjeeling and Sunderbans.
The Chief Minister urged the police to use less force in solving any crisis. “In today’s world, policing has to be done with common sense more than lathis and gas,” she said.
She also had a word of caution to the state police when she said, “Some people are trying to incite riots. Police’s work has become even more crucial.”
She assured the policemen for full co-operation from her government and urged them to carry the good work. “Police work round the clock, everyday of the year. This is exemplary. Without their support, it is not possible for servicemen to work. Some people only criticize. They do not see the humane side of the police,” she added.