Bengaluru, October 21, 2023:
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced that the group insurance amount for police personnel who decease while on duty will be increased from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
He was speaking today at Police Remembrance Day programme after paying tribute to the martyrs at the Martyrs' Park on Mysore Road.
Police system works to enhance the dignity of State and the government. There is a direct relationship between development and law and order.
The CM said that there will be more investment when the law and order is proper in the state,. This will increase job creation and speed up the development. As a result, the per capita income of the people of the country will also increase. Therefore, he called for the police department to strictly maintain the law and order of the country.
With the advancement of technology, the police department is facing new challenges,. Cyber crimes are increasing along with cyber technology. He instructed that this should be stopped effectively.
Fake news creating unrest and that spread hatred are being blown out widely. It is the responsibility of the government and the police system to see and treat all people equally, the CM said.
The Chief Minister suggested that action should be taken against those spreading fake news. False and hateful news is harmful to the country's GDP, the per capita income of the people is also affected as a result of unrest. Therefore strict legal action should be taken against the websites that spread fake news and those who operate them.
It is necessary to provide more safety and security to women, children and senior citizens. Smooth traffic system should be more efficient. Thus additional police posts has been created and have also started additional women and traffic stations. 100 crore rupees will be given for the purchase of a new vehicle, he said.
Rs. 450 crore will be provided to construct 2125 houses for police personnel. Rs.100 crore has been provided for the health benefit of police personnel and officials. Fixed deposit is kept for health and treatment of retired staff.
7 police public schools are being started in 7 districts for the education of children of police personnel. The government is committed to provide quality education. Police canteens are being started, the CM explained.
Home Minister G. Parameshwar, Chief Minister's Political Secretary Naseer Ahmed, Chief Secretary to the Government Vandita Sharma, State Director General of Police Alok Mohan and heads of the Police Department paid floral tributes. On this occasion, tributes were paid to all the defense personnel and officers who were martyred across the country in the last one year.