Mizoram Home Minister Addresses Efforts to Strengthen Police Force

Northeast Desk, 27th February: Mizoram’s Home Minister, K Sapdanga, revealed on Monday that concerted efforts are underway to address the vacancies within the state’s police force by filling up officer and constable positions.

Responding to queries in the assembly, he disclosed that currently, there are a total of 4,268 vacant posts within the police department. “Efforts are being made to fill these vacancies to bolster the police force,” stated Sapdanga.

Breaking down the vacancies, the minister detailed that there are 50 unfilled positions for Group A, 20 for Group B (Gazetted), 381 for Group B, 3,528 for Group C, and 289 for Group D. Additionally, he highlighted the implementation of the police housing scheme, backed by a Rs 50 crore fund allocated under the scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment, initiated amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Addressing another inquiry, the home minister disclosed that over 2,800 bags of smuggled areca nuts have been confiscated since the formation of the new government in December last year.

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