Saturday, June 10, 2023

Police official who loses cool not fit: Himanta Biswa Sarma


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Wednesday said a police official who loses his cool while handling a situation is not fit to be a member of the police force.
Addressing the passing out parade of the 50th batch (basic course) at the North Eastern Police Academy, Umsaw, Sarma quoting India’s first Deputy prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, said, police officials’ responsibility is not only to book offenders, but also to win the affection of the citizens.
“A police official who loses his head while handling a situation is not fit to be a member of the police force,” Sarma underscored.
Altogether, 578 trainee officers in the rank of Sub Inspectors of Police, including 178 lady trainee officers, belonging to Assam Police have passed out of NEPA on successful completion of 50th batch of basic course – the largest ever batch in the history of NEPA since its inception in the year 1978.
Sarma said that for the progress of the state, a “crime-free and peaceful” environment is of utmost importance and therefore the role of the police becomes extremely crucial.
“Assam government has taken firm steps to eradicate crime by taking stern action against militants, drug mafia, criminals, economic offenders and all sorts of middlemen in the recent past,” the Chief Minister said.
Sarma said the crime rate in Assam has declined in 2022 over the past years mainly possible due to the courage and professionalism displayed by Assam police and the government’s zero tolerance on all criminal activities,
Welcoming the cadets into this competitive and professional arena of Assam police, Sarma said, the inductees should always take special responsibility dealing with women and children, the differently challenged and the underprivileged of the society.
These trainee officers had commenced their one-year basic training in the Academy from January 2021. Considering the large number of women trainee officers in the 50th Basic Course, the Assam Government attached few women police instructors, on NEPA’s request.
Meanwhile, Cadet Sub Inspector Baharul Islam, who commanded the parade, was awarded the Governor of Meghalaya ‘Sword of Honour and NEPA Silver Medal for being the all-round best cadet.
Cadet Sub Inspector Noor Neha Begum was awarded the Chief Minister Meghalaya “Baton of Honour and NEPA Silver Medal” for being best cadet in indoor subjects.
Cadet Sub Inspector Biplab Gohain received the Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh ‘Baton of Honour and NEPA Silver Medal for being the best cadet in outdoor subjects. The B R Lall Academy Trophy and NEPA Silver Medal for exemplary conduct was bagged by Cadet Sub Inspector Mritunjoy Singha.
In the year 2021 NEPA has conducted several offline courses and a total of 292 police personnel and trainees have participated. Besides, the Academy also conducted 50 online courses / webinars in the year 2021, in which 1500 personnel have participated.
From January this year till date, NEPA has conducted 11 offline courses so far, where 278 police personnel and other officers have participated. The Academy has also conducted 9 online webinars and in-service courses and a total of 236 trainees have participated in these courses.
NEPA is one of its kind in the Country, under Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India. It is dedicated to impart training to the police personnel of the North Eastern States and also from across the country to safeguard the value of freedom – freedom from disorder, criminal acts and criminals.
The academy has done a remarkable service in bringing cohesiveness, professionalism, co-operation and uniformity among the State police forces of the North Eastern Region.


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