KCR's maiden visit to DGP office
Throwing a big surprise to the top cops, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao visited the DGP office at Lakdikapul on Wednesday to review the functioning of the police department as a part of expediting the process of allocation of work among senior officials and filling up of new posts in view of the on-going district reorganisation by the government. This was his first visit after becoming the Chief Minister.During the meeting at the DGP office, KCR instructed DGP Anurag Sharma to come up with a list of eligible/qualified candidates for promotions.
The candidates would be referred to the Departmental Promotion Committee, which is likely to come up within next two days by induction of senior officials. Later, during a meeting which was attended by Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy as chief guest, Sharma said that there would be a requirement of 82 new police stations, 23 circles and 22 sub-divisions in view of 118 newly carved out mandals within the State.
He further said that new commissionerates would be coming up in Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Siddipet, while Manchiryala, Ramagundem areas with big areas would get IG rank official, serving as Commissioner. “Henceforth, the State will have a total of 8 police commissionerates, after reorganisation of districts,” he said.
Lauding the functioning of the department, the Home Minister described Telangana as the only State in the country without any major law and order problem. He said that the department ensured after the formation of Telangana, that all the festivals are celebrated without a hitch. “Even those who are in Delhi are glad that Telangana remained a peaceful State under the TRS government and has set an example, during the last two and half years,” he added.