GUWAHATI, July 25 - Assam Police has a total of 72,118 sanctioned posts, of which 11,782 are lying vacant. Of the vacant posts, 4,076 are under the process of being filled up. The vacancies include 20 posts of IPS officers and 114 APS officers.
The State has 346 police stations and 221 police outposts, and these police stations and outposts have a total of 62, 041 cases that are yet to be disposed off.
The State currently has 107 IPS officers and 456 APS officers. There are pending cases against 17 IPS and APS officers.
This was stated by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary while replying to a query by AGP legislator Phani Bhushan Choudhury in the Assembly today.
Patowary, while answering another query from Congress legislator Rekibuddin Ahmed, said that the State Government had embarked on a police modernization drive involving construction of buildings, purchase of vehicles and firearms, expanding dial-100 service, setting up CID cyber labs and other latest technologies such as Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS), etc., besides ensuring better police-public relations and gender sensitization.