MUMBAI: Pimpari Chinchwad will get a separate Police Commissionerate soon. The process of forming a new commissionerate is in the final stage and its formation will be decided in the next few months.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in State Assembly that the government had proposals of formation of a separate police commissionerates for Pimpri Chinchwad, Mira Bhayander and Kolhapur cities. "The government had asked for reports from local authorities for the same. The government received reports of Pimpri Chinchwad and Mira Bhayander. Kolhapur's report is in process. We have already planned a new commissionerate for Pimpri Chinchwad and its work will start in next few months," Fadnavis said.
According to officials from Home Department, the State Finance Department also sanctioned the final assessment of expenditure for setting up of a new police commissionerate in Pimpri Chinchwad. This includes the expenditure towards manpower, infrastructure, vehicles, salary and allied details.
According to the Home Department's estimate, Rs 323 crore would be the expenditure for the Pimpri Chinchwad police commissionerate, which would be for a population of 22 to 23 lakh, including four to five lakh population from the rural areas around the twin industrial township.
Deepak Kesarkar, Minister of State for Home said that the government is going to fill all the vacant posts in the police department. "There are 5,979 vacant posts in the police department. The process for recruitment of police has been started. The government is also thinking to give regular salary to the home guards," he said.