In a major move to strengthen the rank and file of Assam Police, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed appointment letters to 2305 newly recruited constables under Home Department in a programme held at College of Veterinary Science Playground in Guwahati on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal exhorted the new recruits to work with honesty and dedication to safeguard people’s life and property in the state.
“The Assam Police will have to work as a symbol of honesty, integrity, courage and humanity to win the confidence of the people. Ensuring safety and security of the people and their property is their main responsibility. The police force has a huge responsibility which they must execute with a sense of equality towards all”, Sonowal said.
The Chief Minister pointed out the recruitment of constables as an example of government’s commitment towards making administration transparent and corruption free. He also highly appreciated State level Police Recruitment Board for carrying out the recruitment drive in a transparent manner.
“Whatever we do, it would be transparent and corruption free”, Sonowal asserted.
Sonowal asked the new recruits to serve the people without discrimination. “Wherever you are posted, work with honesty and integrity. Consider the entire state as your mother and work in such a manner that people feel a sense of security by your presence”, the Chief Minister said.
Sonowal in his speech also urged the Assam Police to extend all cooperation to the tourists visiting the state so that they feel fully secured and carry the message to their own land. This would greatly facilitate tourist footfall in the state, he said.
DGP Mukesh Sahay while delivering the welcome speech said that the recruitment of the new constables would greatly enhance the capabilities of Assam Police. He also mentioned that during last one and a half years, 343 sub-inspectors, 27 assistant jailors, 122 staff in other posts of the force were recruited apart from appointment of 8 office assistants and 29 grade IV staff on compassionate ground.
Dispur MLA Atul Bora and Chief Secretary Vinod Kumar Pipersenia also spoke on the occasion.
Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami and Chief Minister’s Legal Adviser Santanu Bharali were among others present on the occasion.