Bengaluru, June 4 (IANS) Resolving the home guards’ apprehensions about losing jobs, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, here on Thursday, decided to continue the services of 3,000 home guards by deputing them in different departments.
“Review the proposal of providing services of the home guards to private companies in the coming days,” Yediyurappa told officials.
He said this after reviewing the Home Department’s works and appreciated the services of the police during the Covid-19 pandemic. He assured all support for the betterment of the department.
Yediyurappa also asked the department to strengthen cyber crime, economic offences and narcotics wings of the police stations. To speed up investigation of crime, the forensic laboratories would also be strengthened, he added.
Officials informed Yediyurappa that 200 State Disaster Response Force personnel had been trained to handle the emergencies in the monsoon season. The trained force would be shortly deployed in four divisions.
Similarly, the department has taken all precautionary measures to handle Covid-19 in the prisons. Not a single Covid-19 case has been reported from jails. Acting on the Supreme Court’s directives, 5,005 prisoners were released on bail and parole to avoid overcrowding, which has been reduced from 110 per cent to 95 per cent.
Yediyurappa asked the officials to submit proposal to develop infrastructure in all the departments that come under the home department. He also asked officials to take strict action against the people who misused government funds deposited in banks.