Police hiring before Jan 5
The government yesterday decided in principle to complete all procedures for appointing over 17,000 police personnel ahead of "Police Week 2010" to be held from January 5, officials said.
The decision came from a high-profile meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister's Adviser HT Imam in chair.
Another adviser Moshiur Rahman, Finance Secretary Mohammad Tareque, Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder, Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad, Additional Inspector General of Police NBK Tripura and Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner AKM Shahidul Hoque were present, among others.
Sources close to the meeting said the meeting discussed the need of additional manpower in the police department and decided to finalise all the internal procedures before the police week kicks off.
The meeting also finalised the ratio between upper ranks and lower ranks of the police solving the long awaited feud between the police high-ups and finance ministry officials over fixing up the numbers of recruitment, one of the sources told The Daily Star.
"The meeting discussed how the government can appoint 17,000 police personnel and how they will be trained up and get logistics," IGP Nur Mohammad told The Daily Star.
"The government wants to appoint the new officials as soon as it is possible through the procedure," he said.
Replying to a query, the IGP said the new police members would be appointed according to the government proposal from the finance ministry.
"The proposal submitted by the Police Department would be considered in the second phase when 15,000 more police members will be appointed," he said.
Talking to The Daily Star, Additional IGP NBK Tripura said the meeting had finalised the lists based on the quotas for different ranks.