Delhi Police organized “Alankaran Samaroh” – Delhi Police Investiture Ceremony on 31st December-2016 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.  Approximate 25,000 Delhi Police personnel of different ranks alongwith their families attended the programme.  This programme of this year-2016 will be remembered in the history of Delhi Police when more than 25,000 police personnel have been promoted within a short span of time (8 months) by Delhi Police under the Leadership of Sh. Alok Kumar Verma, Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

Sh.Rajnath Nath Singh, Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest of the programme and Sh.Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, MOS (Home) and Sh.Kiren Rijiju, MOS (Home) were the Guest of Honour.  Sh. M Gopal Reddy, Addl. Secy (Police), MHA also graced the occasion. The Commissioner of Police, Delhi welcomed the Chief Guest and explained his mission/goal and the way, he alongwith his team achieved this huge target of the promotions. In his address Commissioner of Police Sh. Alok Kumar Verma  stressed that “Constabulary is the backbone of police system and when he took charge, he was pained to see that Constables have not received their due promotions even after giving 28 years of their service to the force.” The same was the case for Head Constables and other middle rank officers. During his visits to several police colonies he met many families and witnessed their family members’ despair on this issue.

He further stated that with the approval of Hon’ble Home Minister, he charted out a plan to give due promotions to all lower and middle rank officers who have rendered required service to the force. He informed that under this strategy “9337 Constable and 9556 Head Constables have been promoted to next rank. In all 25,827 personnel have got promotions, which will boost morale of all the promoted officials resulting in a happier and satisfied force.” It will not only increase the number of investigating officers but also improve work, conduct and efficiency of police force in general.

He also explained “various welfare measures initiated by him, including organizing Skill Development Programmes in police colonies to expose hidden skills and art within police families. Besides,102 scholarships were provided under Wajifa Scheme and 333 children of police families got jobs in reputed private companies through Mega Job Fair. Such programmes also brought police families closer to each other. Also, financial assistance was provided to the families of deceased police personnel.” He further announced that for the first time in police history, provisions have been made for out-of-turn promotions of women police personnel. He stresses that job rotation and job enrichment are necessary for overall development of any organization, which was his vision for Delhi Police force. He then thanked the guests and invited Hon’ble Home Minister to address the gathering.

Hon’ble Homer Minister in his address rejoiced that “It’s the first time in the country that so many police personnel have been promoted. It’s the first time I am experiencing such a large gathering and a mega show like this. I have also written to the Finance Ministry proposing to create 15,000 more vacancy in the Delhi Police.” He expressed his hope that by the coming year the force will have around a lakh men.

Emphasizing on crime in the city and making Delhi a safe place the Home Minister asked the policemen that the voice and problem of the common man should be heard. He stressed that “no innocent should feel harassed, and a criminal must be punished at any cost.” According to him, the force should not work under any pressure.  The Home Minister also spoke about his recent visit to Shanghai, China, where he was informed that around 80,000 CCTV cameras have been installed in the city and that the police reaches the place of occurrence within minutes. He further wished that the Capital police should also function in this way and to ensure that all efforts are made to achieve this.

He further added that he will have a meeting with police officials as well as retired police officers to chalk out a plan on how to make the National Capital a safer place for the citizens. Ending his address on a witty note Hon’ble Minister asked “all the wives and sisters of police personnel to enquire their men about their day-to-day working and their productivity towards the society. The force should work with honesty and policing requires interaction with the common man and hence they should be connected well with them,”

During the event, 16 newly promoted Inspectors (of 1997 Batch) reached the venue after completing 26km run, which was started from Dwarka, as a thanks giving gesture to the Commissioner of Police. In the end, as a token of gratitude and appreciation to the Commissioner of Police, Sh. Alok Kumar Verma, 20,000 of promoted officials held a plaque card which said “Thanks”.   All these 20,000   “Thanks” were handwritten by Limca award winning  calligrapher SI Shyamalan.



[ R.A.Sanjeev ]

Dy.Commissioner of Police,

Establishment, PHQ, Delhi.

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