New Delhi, December 31: Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday approved the 4227 additional posts in Delhi Police for the purpose of the separation of crime investigation and Law & order functions.
According to official statement, “The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has sanctioned 4227 additional posts in Delhi Police. The additional posts are for the purpose of separation of crime investigation and law & order functions”.
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the augmentation of manpower in Delhi Police will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of police.
It will in turn improve the quality of investigation, expedite filing of charge sheets in professional manner and also accelerate the rate of disposal of the cases, Singh mentioned.
The newly sanctioned posts will comprise of SI/ASI-1409, Head Constable-1409 and Constable-1409.
The sanction of the additional posts will be operationalised in 2 phases i.e. 50% posts in 2016-17 and remaining 50% posts in 2017-18.
Earlier this year in August, National Crime Records Bureau had mentioned in report that Delhi is officially the “rape capital” of India.
Even while the pace of increase in the number of reported rapes in the city has slowed down, the number of such cases proportionate to its women population was higher than for any other city or State last year.
During the past years, Delhi reported a larger actual number of reported rapes than other cities, but cities in Madhya Pradesh, including Gwalior and Jabalpur, reported higher numbers of rapes proportionate to their populations.
This year, Delhi is higher in both absolute and proportionate terms, show data from the National Crime Records Bureau released on Tuesday. The NCRB collates data from all first information reports filed in police stations across the country.
Contributing to the spike in Delhi was a sharp increase in cases of robbery, burglary and theft, especially auto theft. The capital now accounts for over a fifth of all crime in all big cities.
Nationally, the country recorded nearly 34,000 murders. The country recorded 66,000 incidents of riots, but the majority was classified as not sectarian, political or caste-based but as “others”.