Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the state government is giving top priority to provide security to women and asked the police officers not to compromise in oppressing the anti-social elements.
Paying tributes to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice to protect the law and order, on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, held in the IGMC stadium here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister appreciated the hard work of police personnel to check the spread of Coronavirus.
He paid tributes to those who died due to the pandemic.
Reddy said that 18 Disha police stations and special courts were set up and Special PPs were appointed.
He asked the police personnel not to compromise in providing security to women, children and elderly people.
The Chief Minister also asked them not to tolerate attacks against the people of weaker sections.
He said that the recruitment in the police department would be taken up in four phases for which the notification would be issued in December and the schedule will be released in January next year.
Reddy said that 6,500 posts would be filled every year. He also ordered the release of funds to the police welfare fund.
Home Minister, M Sucharita assured to extend help to the families of police personnel who died of Coronavirus.
DGP Gautam Sawang said that the Chief Minister announced Rs.50 lakh to the police personnel who died of Coronavirus.
He highlighted the welfare measures being implemented for the police personnel.
Ministers Dharmana Krishnadas, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Kodali Nani and Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney are among those who were present.