GANGTOK, 10 JAN: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the newly constructed Police Composite Building below Paljor Stadium in Gangtok today.
Chief Engineer (Buildings & Housing),KuldeepChettri provided a detailed technical report of the structure. He informed that the Educated Unemployed Youth Co-operative Society Ltd. Development Area, Gangtok, was given the contract for construction.
The four-storeyed structure has two basements with dormitories and attached washroom and the two floors have multipurpose hall with pantry as well as visitor’s lounge, storerooms, office rooms, armory room etc. The roofing is on GCI sheets over tubular truss with PVC ceiling. The cost of the structure, which is spread over 15688 sft,is Rs. 330.45 lakh.
In his address, the Chief Minister said that this building will directly benefit the police fraternity.
“Our Police are the most secured lot, free from any kind of fear psychosis. Unlike their counterparts in other states, they do not face any kind of political terrorism, extortion or any kind of interference from the Government while discharging their duties,” the Chief Minister said.
Applauding the services delivered by Sikkim Police, the CM said that if any research or survey is conducted by any international agency on Sikkim Police, it has the potential to be declared‘The Best Police’ in the world.
Addressing women police officers, the CM said that the government has provided all possible help and support for making women police force stronger. He also said that the government has provided various reservations for women further adding, “I want to see a woman CM in the state in the future”.
“Being in a powerful post I have never misused the power of the Chief Minister but have always used the power for the benefit of Sikkim and its people.There has been huge misuse of power in other parts of the country but I have never interfered in the working of the Police,” said MrChamling.
Speaking about the upcoming election the CM urged all police personnel to maintain peace and security to help conductthe election peacefully.
Mentioning that threats may arise as elections approach, he also requested the police to provide security to him as well as leaders of the opposition.
He also assured to fulfillall the demands placed by the Police Department during the programme.He suggested that domestic and foreign study tours be organised for police personnel in order to develop their skills.
However, the CM also said that he fails to understand why some are still not satisfied with the government when it has provided all possible help to the police.
He congratulated the police department for the new infrastructure and also congratulated the cooperative society of contractors for successfully completing the construction.
The function was also addressed by ADGP, A SudhakarRao, who requested the Chief Minister to look into the expansion and growth of the various sectors of the department, like the cyber crime cell where IT experts and technical professionals are required; the management of vehicles to carry out operations and patrolling; installment of DNA fingerprint machines, grant for a well-equipped gym in the police premises, fund for the “Safe City Project” where numerous cameras are required for surveillance of traffic and crime and maintenance of housing complexes and quarters.
Also present were Upper BurtukMLA, DR Thapa, other officials and large number of police personnel.
The CMalso gave Rs 5 lakh for the state level police picnic.