GUWAHATI, June 3 � In a massive transfer exercise, more than 700 thana-level police personnel from all the police stations and outposts of Guwahati have been transferred from their current posts.
These policemen will have to change their guards by June 7. Most of these police personnel were reportedly glued to their posts for four to five years.
�This has been done to bring in fresh air in policing and inject motivation in the force,� Senior Superintendent of Police (City) Anand Prakash Tiwari told The Assam Tribune.
The SSP said that many of the police personnel, after serving in the same post for a long period of time, become complacent, which ultimately affects their performance and public service as a whole.
�The transfers were due for quite some time. The step would make them more accountable, and I am sure fresh ideas and quality work would find their way in,� Tiwari said.
�It is important to have transparency and accountability. We are trying our best to ensure that the police stations are people-friendly and free of malpractices like corruption,� he added.
He also informed that the order has been passed and the police personnel will have to sign the joining order before June 7.