Bhubaneswar, Nov 02 (Odisha.in) Maintenance of Law and order, improvement of police infrastructure and combat of Maoists activities are few of the areas that figures top in the agenda of Orissa’s new police chief Gopal Chandra Nanda.
Nanda who took over the new postings as Director General of Police succeeding Amarananda Patnaik of 1973 batch IPS met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at state Secretariat Thursday.
” Number of posts are laying vacant in the lower rung of the police administration without which , it is really a major challenge to maintain law and order, control crime , combat Naxalism and the problems like growing industrial related uprisings”, he said .
“My first priority is to organize the set up” he said adding “I will discuss with the senior colleagues and take steps to fill up staffs in the exiting vacancies, he said.
He said modernization of police is the need of the hour and deployment of strategic gadgets; computerization and training are some of the work need to be done to deliver quality of services.
“I would like to see the police as friendly, credible and accountable to people and the government as well”, he said.
On allegation of grave human rights violation and excess by police in the maoists infested areas; the chief quipped in the negative assuring” exemplary steps would be taken against such violations”.
To a question, Nanda said it is a misconception that the morale of police has gone low after the Kalinga Nagar incident.
On the reported inaction of police that delayed the POSCO steel Project at Paradeep area, Nanda 58 said, he would study the whole thing and do the needful as per the requirement.