Police take a step towards girls’ edu

Mubarak Ansari
Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The State police have decided to spend Rs 1,000 per year on the education of up to two girl children of police personnel (constabulary) in the state. The strength of constabulary across the state is about 2 lakh and it forms the backbone of the police machinery.

PUNE: The State police have decided to spend Rs 1,000 per year on the education of up to two girl children of police personnel (constabulary) in the state. The strength of constabulary across the state is about 2 lakh and it forms the backbone of the police machinery.

All personnel from constable to assistant sub-inspector (ASI) are eligible for this scheme. Now, the Pune city police have asked all its eligible staff to apply for the grant with school certificates.

Last month, Dr Pragya Sarvade, the additional DGP (administration) at the police headquarters, had written to all police unit commanders about this scheme. “The decision has been taken to encourage education of girls. Police personnel whose daughters (up to 2) are studying in classes from 5th to 10th in the academic year 2017-18, can apply for the grant by August 31. The unit commanders have to send the reports of beneficiaries to DGP office by April 30 (next year). The grants have to be utilised from the police welfare fund,” she stated in her letter. 

The state has one of the largest police forces in the country. 

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