India’s Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, inaugurated the building of the office of DCP South-West district, Police Station Delhi Cantt and Delhi Police Residential complex, in Delhi today.
He also presided over the induction ceremony of the all-women SWAT team of Delhi Police. The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, and senior officers were present on the occasion.
Rajnath Singh said that construction of new complexes strengthens the basic infrastructure of the department, which leads to new energy in the personnel towards their duty, finally benefitting the citizens.
He said that the society has a lot of expectations from Delhi Police and to meet these expectations, it needs modern working place and good working environment.
The minister said that success of any organization depends on its infrastructure to an extent. Keeping this fact in mind, the government has increased the fund allocation to Delhi Police from Rs 6378.18 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 7426.98 crore in the year 2018-19, resulting in an increase of 15%.
Government has sanctioned procurement of Facial Recognition System for the Crime Unit and 2,700 handheld devices with SIM Card for equipping constables with e-beatbook.
The minister expressed happiness over the fact that the Delhi Police has raised an All-Women SWAT Team by inducting 40 women commandos for Anti-Terrorism duty under the Special Cell. This team has been trained by NSG, he added.
Mentioning that the women SWAT commandos will be deployed during the Independence Day celebrations, Rajnath Singh congratulated Delhi Police for this initiative in the direction of women empowerment.
The Home Minister said the citizens got benefited by many other schemes of Delhi Police. He quoted examples of ‘Eyes and Ear Scheme’ Prahari Yojana, Operation Milaap, Anti Auto Theft App, Online PCC, Senior Citizens App and Last Report. All these schemes indicate new approach and modernization of Delhi Police, the Home Minister said.
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