Guwahati: At least 10 Professional Commando battalions, comparable with NSG, to be formed in Assam, informed Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference at Kohora in Kaziranga, CM Sarma said, “The new force shall be trained to deal with emerging crimes and rising need for an additional police force. The Director-General of police will look into the phasing part. All these professional commando battalions will be posted at the critical areas which include the Assam-Nagaland border, sensitive areas of Tinsukia district, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Hills district of Assam, etc.”
The chief minister earlier attended a day-long Superintendents of police conference in Kohora.
The conference was designed to discuss ways of modernizing the police force in wake of new forms of crimes being spotted by Police.
Following the conference, the chief minister directed the Assam police department to introduce two shifts duty at all police stations in order to reduce the workload on police personnel.
CM Sarma also informed that around 23,000 civil police personnel and 12,000 commando police personnel will be added to the system. Recruitment rules for appointment into police forces will be modified to bring in more professionally qualified and skilled manpower into the system.
Taking into consideration the welfare of police personnel, police quarters will be constructed, informed the Chief Minister.