More Recruits, New Vehicles On Cards


Directorate of Forensics is also being set up, says Meghalaya CM Sangma

SHILLONG, July 21 (The CONNECT) – Strengthening the law enforcement machinery in Meghalaya, the state government has filled up over a thousand police posts and decided to appoint a commissioner for Shillong district.

Speaking at the ceremony to handover appointment letters to the recruits, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma expressed his unwavering commitment to bolstering the police force. The Government recognises the significance of a well-staffed and efficient police force in effectively combating crime and maintaining order. “Therefore, we are undertaking a number of crucial initiatives to strengthen law enforcement in the state, including the appointment of a commissioner in the district and the recruitment of 2000 additional posts in the police department,” Sangma said.

The government has also decided to purchase new vehicles for different police stations and outposts. This will include the acquisition of motorcycles to improve quick response times in emergencies. Additionally, an engineering wing will be established in the police department, with the Superintendent of Police (SP) serving as chairman. This strategic move aims to address various infrastructural demands and will also allocate funds for the maintenance and construction of various police facilities.

“More reforms are underway, including the establishment of the Directorate of Forensics, to further strengthen law enforcement capabilities,” the CM said.

Deputy Chief Minister P. Tynsong, Director General of Police Dr. L. R. Bishnoi and Chief Secretary D. P. Wahlang were among those who attended the event.

Sangma expressed his gratitude to the Central Recruitment Board for its  tireless efforts in picking up 1010 exceptional individuals as police recruits from among 1.5 lakh applicants.

Dr. Bishnoi said all the recruits present today have undergone a rigorous recruitment process and tough competition and have been selected based on their merit and potential from all the 12 districts in the state and  22.7% of them are women.