ITANAGAR, March 26 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul vouched his full support to the police personnel in discharging their duty, giving the assurance that there will be �no interference� from the Government.
�I understand the difficult situation in which the police personnel have to serve. They risk their career and life but they hardly get appreciation. Our Government will ensure that their service is fully acknowledged,� Pul said while interacting with a group of newly recruited Arunachal Pradesh Police Service, APPS (Entry Grade) cadres at his office here on Friday evening.
Advising the new recruits not to be biased in their duty, Pul told them that their duty is towards the people, not political leaders. �We are not to appease each other but to serve our people. We must ensure that no one takes the law for granted,� he said.
While dealing with the law breakers, the Chief Minister said, �The motive should be to reform, not to punish� and added that �Our position demands high responsibility.� He also urged them to report on any lapses in the functioning of the Government.
Felicitating them for cracking the State Civil Services examination, which was mired in controversies, the Chief Minister said, �I understand that many Government rules are obsolete and it pains me to see that it took three years for the APPSC examinations to finally conclude. To prevent any such future inconveniences, your support to the Government in taking corrective measures is highly essential,� he said.
Taking serious note of the one-and-a-half-month delay in joining the 11-month police training course at North East Police Academy in Shillong, the Chief Minister ordered for expediting all formalities for their immediate appointment in the services. He also advised them to encourage the civil services aspirants by sharing with them (aspirants) their stories of hardships.