Police Withdraw Mass Leave on June 4 – Dr Parameshwar
Bengaluru: The police personnel withdrew their mass leave on June 4, said Home Minister Dr G Parameshwar in a press release on June 3.
On June 4, all the policemen from the state had planned to go on mass leave and to hold a protest to draw the government’s attention to their low wages and poor working conditions. The chief minister, the home minister and senior police officers met the policemen and convinced them to withdraw the planned mass leave. With assurance from the home minister that their demands would be fulfilled, the policemen withdrew their protest.
Hereafter, in all the police stations, senior police officers will hold a parade and listen to the grievances of the policemen. A weekly leave will be given to every policeman and their demands will be fulfilled.
“Some organizations are trying to convince policemen to go on strike. Action will be taken against such organizations. If political parties insist the police to go on strike, we will take action against them too. The government does not interfere in the workings of the police department but some organizations are trying to do so and we have to take action against such organizations,” said Parameshwar.
The high court has rejected the writ petition of a non-registered police organization’s plea which was filed by advocate Amrithesh. The government has already assured to fulfill the demands of the policemen within a certain time. If any organizations insist the family members of the police to protest on June 4, action will be taken against them.
“If the police will continue their protest by taking leave, we have taken all the measures to maintain law and order.”
Parameshwar further said that more than 15,000 police personnel will be appointed within 2 years. “From the past three years, we have appointed 364 sub-inspectors and 215 sub-inspectors are under training. We have also appointed 7,642 constables while the appointment of 6,389 more constables is under process. Once the appointments are over, the workload of the existing staff will be less. The state government will also provide branded shoes and uniform for all the policemen,” he added.