Health insurance scheme for cops from April


Staff member
Ferozepur February 9:

State DGP PS Gill said that the Punjab Police personnel and their family members would be covered under a health insurance scheme from April.

This step is being taken under the policemen welfare agenda. The setting up of police public schools and two colleges in different parts of Punjab will ensure better education for the wards of policemen. Gill, accompanied by senior functionaries of district police, was here to award International Standard Organisation (ISO) certificates to the city and Sadar police stations of this town.

He said a proposal to carry out an annual health examination of policemen was under consideration. Gill, with reference to reformation of police functioning, said the police stations were being computerised, equipped with latest technological and other infrastructure. The police is being constantly educated about their duties towards commoners.

When asked about any terror threat to the state, Gill said though anti-national elements, based in Pakistan and several countries of the European Union, were trying to create unrest in Punjab, the state police was capable enough to tackle the situation. He said as of today, there was no threat to Punjab. When asked the interference of ruling politicians in the police functioning, he said police was following the rules and dispensing justice to people on the basis of merit.
“According to law, the functioning of police force has been bringing criticism from various political quarters,” he said. He said police force was being increased with the induction of 11,000 constables.“After 11,000 constables are recruited, the state police authorities will go for direct recruitment of assistant sub inspectors (ASI),” he said. Suvidha centres were also being opened for the people at different stations, he said.

He said corruption by police functionaries would not be tolerated at any cost. Those policemen, who had been caught, had been dealt with according to law of land. Gill said 50 police stations would be awarded ISO certificates as per the guidelines and their functioning would be examined periodically.