Chennai, Nov 23:
Chief Minister Edapadi K.Palaniswami today said that the Tamil Nadu Government which received three awards, including an award for its ‘Maintenance of Law & Order’ yesterday in New Delhi was due to the fact selfless services that the TN Police have been rendering to the people of Tamil Nadu in maintaining Law & Order in the country.
The Chief Minister who participated at the function held in Kalaivanar Arangam, here, today, to distribute appointment letters to as many as 6119 persons recruited through the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Commission and also to release a Tamil book, titled ‘Veera Thyagigal’ said that the TN Government on Friday received three awards, namely “ Overall Performance Award”, Tourism Award and the Maintenance Law & Order at a function held in New Delhi.
He said the TN Government was able to achieve to receive those awards, as it had been functioning the path shown by the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Lauding the services of the uniformed police servicemen working in Police, Fire Rescue Services and Prison Department, the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa that the Police Officials in the TN were functioning not only to punish the criminals and also undertaking the efforts to convert them good people in the society. The TN Government had been taking steps to give them a new lease of life after they come out from jails by introducing various welfare plans, the Chief Minister in his address said. The Chief Minister also lauded the services of the police in saving people from various natural disasters including from fire accidents and also during flood situations without caring their lives and their family members. He said that the newly appointed persons should feel proud that they had become servants to serve the people and appealed that they should carry out their selfless service work untiringly. The Chief Minister recalled that on October 16, 2017 as many as 15,621 persons who were appointed through the Uniformed Service Commission had received the appointment letters from him. Then the Chief Minister at the function had reminded that more and more people would be appointed in the near future and that had practically taking place today.
He said out of 6119 persons who were appointed through the Commission, 5531 would be working in the Police Department, 351 for the Prisons Department and 237 would be working in the Fire & Rescue Services. He said that the Government had planned to fill the balance five percent vacancies in the near future.
The Tamil Nadu Government, since 2011 had appointed 1112 Sub Inspectors and 32,905 Grade II constables. He added that as per the orders of the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as many as 9140 persons were appointed in the Special Police Youth Battalion, and 8569 persons were appointed as Constables Grade II during the year 2016-17, said Palaniswami.
Today the Tamil Nadu State had become the “Heaven of Peace” because of the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who in her election manifesto released in the year 2016 assured that the state would be brought under law and order and this had proved now, said Palaniswami. The Chief Minister in his speech had made an open appeal to the newly appointed police officials to have aim to save the country always.
The Chief Minister also listed out various welfare plans that the Tamil Nadu Government had brought out for the police working in Uniformed Police Services. He said for the benefit of the family members of the police working the TN Government had introduced Police Nirai Vazhvu Payarchi Plan which was inaugurated recently by him. The Tamil Nadu Government had allocated Rs 10 crores for the purpose which would be organised through the Bengaluru-based Nimhans organisation. The Chief Minister also released a Tamil book, Veera Thyagigal, with the compilation of the true life history of 146 police officials who gave up their lives valiantly to save the people’s life. The book also had history of five police men who died when they were engaged to change the detenue’s character to lead ordinary life.
Ministers D.Jayakumar, R.B.Udhaya Kumar, AIADMK Party MLAs, MPs, Chief Secretary Girija Vaithyanathan, various Additional Principal Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and Commissioners of various departments and other high officials of the government were present at the meeting.