The first batch of women constables, who have been trained at the Police Training School, passed out at a colorful parade on Monday. The school that was established on July 27, 2015, admitted the first batch of 252 candidates and provided them basic training in policing, investigation and law and order maintenance.
Home Minister Dr. G Parameshwar accepted the slow march and passing out parade from the new constables.
The Home Minister said, “Though the qualification for the post of police constables is set as PUC, most of the candidates here are postgraduates and graduates. This clearly shows that they have understood the value and responsibility of the post and taken up the job. Parade ground will be provided for every training centre soon,” he said.
“There are vacancies for 8,000 police constable and 600 Sub-inspector posts which will be filled soon. Applications will be invited within a week or two,” he said. “There won’t be any vacant job in the department in the coming days,” he added.
He requested the women constables not to take any bad decisions in life as they might face problems wherever they are posted. “If there is any problem, speak to your higher officials,” he advised.
An oath was taken up by the women constables saying that they would respect their motherland, understand their responsibility towards the state and its citizens and will never go against the law of the state.
Parameshwar gave away prizes to meritorious students who excelled during their training period. S R Shilpa from Kodagu has been selected as the best trainee, B M Kavyashree from Chikkamagalur has bagged the DGP Trophy, D Apoorva from Shimoga has been selected as the best Indoor trainee, S R Shilpa from Kodagu has been selected as the best outdoor trainee and M L Shwetha from Ramanagaram has bagged first place In firing. The ten-month training course was attended by 252 women constables including 31 PUC, 53 DEd, 9 BEd, 117 BA, 16 Boon, 1 BBM, 1 Law, 5 Mcom, 2 MSW and 14 MA graduates.
Advisor to Home Minister and former IPS officer Kempaiah, DGP Training Prem Shankar Meena, IGP Alok Kumar, principal of Police Training School Dr Dharanidevi Malagathi were present.
Court bomb explosion and Dasara security
Talking about the bomb explosion in Mysore District COWL the Home Minister said that the forensic department has already visited Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and it seems like the bomb blast is similar to those in other states. “Investigation reports are awaited and only then we can come to any conclusion,” he added.
“There is no need to worry about the coming Dasara festival as we have already tightened up security. Necessary action will be taken to avoid such disasters,” Parameshwar said.
No one above law: HM
Speaking about Ravishankar incident, he said that nobody is higher than the law. If the accusation is proved, he has to face the consequence. When asked about expulsion of Marigowda from the party, he said, “Marigowda has already been expelled from the party and I have no further information:’