Namchi, 01 Mar [IPR]: Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang [Golay] today heralded Indian Reserve Battalion as a force providing immeasurable service which cannot be expressed adequately enough in words. He was addressing the passing out parade of Sikkim Police recruit constables at the 3rd IRBn Headquarters, Manglay Playground today.
He was accompanied by Cabinet Ministers BS Panth, LN Sharma, Chairperson, Director General of Police (DGP) A Shankar Rao, officials from Police Department, various government departments and public alike.
Addressing, the gathering the Chief Minister congratulated the passing out recruits and wished them luck for their professional lives.
The recruits had been training for the last nine months at Mangley and Police Training Centre at Yangang.
He added that Indian Reserve Battalion was one of the branches of the central government and expressed that the passing out recruits should try and bring laurels to the State and give honest service to the department as well as to the public.
The Chief Minister also remarked that the Police personnel have to follow the law and its various facets.
He said that the police personnel have to serve three-year tenures at the place of posting and added that the role of the force is to protect civilians as well as the state , which he said that the Police officials of Sikkim are doing in an assiduous manner.
He emphasized that Sikkim Police should set an example in the country as a department which is peace loving, efficient, effective and accountable.
He underlined that the State Government was assisting the education of children of Police personnel posted outside of the state.
Promotion has been consistently looked after by the State Government from constable level to higher official levels. He also spoke about why a Police Station was established at Yangang and urged the officials to relocate the Police Station in the near future since currently the station is running from a rented house.
The Chief Minister added that Sikkim has been plagued by increasing harmful effects of drug abuse. In this regard, he encouraged the Police personnel to take stringent action against culprits and extend support to victims of drug abuse as it's the Sikkim Police Department which plays a vital role in eradicating this menace.
The Chief Minister added that grievances and other developmental projects put across by the DGP will be looked into at the earliest.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP informed that a total of 566 recruits were passing out today out of which 130 are women constables.
He added that the recruits have been coached in the field of local and Special Acts. They have also been trained on various components of the law. Further, he presented, in detail, the various grievances faced by the training centre located here.
During the course of the program, a prize distribution ceremony was conducted wherein various recruits were provided with appreciation certificates and trophies in different categories namely best outdoor, best indoor, best shooter, overall best trainer and many more.