Hyderabad: The State government has proposed to allocate a budget of Rs. 9,315 crore for the Home Department for the financial year 2022-2023. Finance Minister T Harish Rao presenting the budget here said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao believes in “if innocent are to be protected, the guilty are to be punished’. “Due to his […]
Hyderabad: The State government has proposed to allocate a budget of Rs. 9,315 crore for the Home Department for the financial year 2022-2023.
Finance Minister T Harish Rao presenting the budget here said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao believes in “if innocent are to be protected, the guilty are to be punished’.
“Due to his determination and steadfastness, there is no spurious liquor, no gambling clubs, no drugs and most important, no communal clashes were reported in the State. Due to the effective functioning of the police department, there is peace and security for everyone in the State. The brand image of Telangana also enhanced and led to flow of national and international investments,” he said.
He said the police department started adopting the latest technology for its work and a large number of modern vehicles were provided to the police. Administrative reforms were taken up by forming seven new police commissionerates and 10 new police districts, 25 new police sub divisions and 31 circles as part of it. “An amount of Rs. 75,000 per police station is being given per month towards meeting sundry expenditure in Hyderabad,” he said.
The Minister said that the 28,288 posts which were lying vacant in the police department were filled in the last six years and a reservation of 33 per cent for women was provided in jobs.
To strengthen surveillance and help in detection of crimes in a scientific manner, a total of 8.8 lakh closed circuit cameras were installed in the State. “Telangana is the only State where such a large number of CCTV cameras have been installed and Telangana takes credit for this unique initiative,” he said.
Harish Rao said that the prestigious Command and Control of Hyderabad City Police, a 20-storied building, is constructed and ready for inauguration. “The Telangana police are using high end technology due to which the crime rate has come down. The Cybercrime wing of the police department has been strengthened,” he said.
The Minister also said the State government was taking tough steps to control the narcotics menace in the State. Similarly, tough action was initiated against those involved selling spurious seeds and cheating farmers.
The Telangana Director General of Police office was earmarked Rs 4,145 crores in the Budget. Last year, the DGP office which covers the entire state was allocated a budget of Rs 3,311.67 crores by the government.
The DGP office covers the entire State police including the commissionerates in the State and the district offices. The hike in the allocation, according to the police officials, is to meet the salary and other related expenditure for the newly recruited police constables, sub inspectors and others who have been absorbed into the police department.
The commissionerates of Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda also received a hike in the budgetary allocations. Also in the three commissionerates a lot of technical advancement works are being undertaken.
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