While addressing the 12th Passing Out Parade of the 628 recruits who had been inducted into the State Police force on successful completion of their training at Police Training College, Daroh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that 4,361 police personnel had been recruited to police force during past three years besides 2,369 police personnel promoted during current financial year and included 51 gazetted officers, 243 sub-inspectors, 329 assistant sub-inspectors, 562 head constables and 1,184 constables. He inspected the contingents of the parade and took salute in an impressive passing out parade organised after they were administered oath to formally induct them into the police force.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had recruited 3,952 police constables, 109 sub-inspectors while the process to recruit 300 constables was in progress. He said that it had granted employment avenues to the educated unemployed youth who had volunteered their services to serve the nation as police personnel. He said that the State had been according high priority to facilitate the effective functioning of the State Police by providing them congenial environment and facilities which could help them in discharging their duties more effectively. He said that the women police force strength had been raised to 601 with the induction of newly passing out 176 women constables. He said that the State Government had set up an exclusive women battalion at Bassi near Naina Devi in district Bilaspur. He said that directions had been issued to fill up 300 vacancies which had fallen vacant during past three years in the State Police. He said that the strength of state police had been raised with the induction of 1,300 police personnel including that of 6th Women IRB, with the induction of 176 women recruits passing out in the ceremonial parade organised at PTC Daroh today. He said that the State had succeeded in getting sanctioned three IRBs for the State during past three years.