“Mumbai Faces Scarcity Of 10,000 Cops”: Devendra Fadnavis Informs Home

The Mumbai Police has sought 3,000 personnel from the Maharashtra State Safety Company.


Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted within the state legislature at the moment that police personnel is not going to be appointed on a contractual foundation and stated Mumbai faces a scarcity of round 10,000 cops.

In an announcement made within the legislative council, Mr Fadnavis, who can be the house minister, stated the Mumbai Police has sought 3,000 personnel from the Maharashtra State Safety Company (MSSC), an enterprise of the state police, to tide over the paucity of manpower.

He stated there’s a scarcity of round 10,000 personnel within the Mumbai police power and the nation’s monetary capital can’t be safeguarded adequately with this shortfall.

“Nowhere are police personnel taken on contract and it’ll not be accomplished (in Maharashtra),” the deputy chief minister stated within the Meeting earlier within the day.

Whereas making the assertion within the council, Mr Fadnavis stated the three,000 personnel sought from MSSC might be used for offering safety, guard-related duties and different static duties.

“They (MSSC personnel) is not going to be given any work associated to investigation or implementation of legislation and order. There isn’t any contractual hiring of police…. no such proposal is into consideration,”  the house minister stated within the Higher Home.

Mr Fadnavis’ response got here after criticism from the opposition which alleged police personnel had been recruited on a contractual foundation within the state.

He stated the Mumbai police power has 10,000 vacant posts and 1,500 personnel retire from service yearly.

There was no recent recruitment within the police power in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and round 500 cops have succumbed to Covid-19 because the pandemic broke out greater than three years in the past, Mr Fadnavis stated.

He added that the method of state-wide recruitment of 18,331 police personnel has began. These embody 14,956 police constables, 2,174 drivers (of constable rank) and State Reserve Police Pressure (SRPF) personnel.

Of the 18,331 police personnel being recruited, 7,076 posts are of constables and 994 of drivers (of constable rank) for Mumbai, Mr Fadnavis stated.

Earlier, elevating the difficulty within the meeting, Congress MLA Nana Patole stated, “You (the federal government) are recruiting police personnel on a contract foundation. Your ministers are additionally on contract. Once they take a briefing (from officers), they twist solutions which is why questions take time to be answered. Give pointed replies.” 

Responding to this, Mr Fadnavis stated no minister is on contract. “For those who (Mr Patole) wish to come on contract then we are going to give it some thought. Nowhere are police personnel taken on contract and it’ll not be accomplished (within the state),” the deputy chief minister clarified. 

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