Bhubaneswar: A few days after directing the Odisha DGP to make more personnel available in police stations across the State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved rationalisation of 905 posts in Odisha police department.
Apart from this, the Chief Minister has approved the creation of six new police stations in various districts of the State by bifurcation of existing police stations.
The existing police stations which will be bifurcated creating six new police stations are Khandagiri Police Station in Bhubaneswar, Bhanjanagar Police Station in Ganjam district, Bhadrak (Rural) Police Station and Tihidi Police Station in Bhadrak, Angul Town Police Station and Jhasuguda Town Police Station.
A notification issued by CMO stated that the CM has approved this rationalisation in order to strengthen the police stations for better crime control and efficient delivery of citizen-centric services.
"A significant decline in the Maoist menace due to strong security response and development activities has enabled the State to rationalise its manpower in the police. Besides the rationalisation of 905 posts, the CM has also approved the creation of six new police stations in various districts of the State by division of existing police stations," the notification mentioned.
This move is likely to help in reinforcement of 220 Police Stations and 6 Outposts in 21 police districts of the State.
We are deeply grateful to @Naveen_Odisha for sanction of 905 posts for 220 Police stations of Odisha.
This will help us in controlling crime and improving service delivery to residents of Odisha.
— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) August 7, 2020