Raipur: Expressing deep displeasure over
slow action against the absconding operators of chit fund companies, chief minister
Bhupesh Baghel said that action should be taken to arrest the accused at the
Similarly, he expressed unhappiness over
the lack of expected progress on the auction of properties of chit fund operators. Baghel
took serious note of the delay in the recruitment process of Bastar Fighters
and said that the recruitment process should be completed by January 2022 in
any case. He said that strict instructions were given to stop the inter-state
ganja smuggling. He said that hookah bars operating across the state should be
closed and it should be ensured that hookah bars do not start again.
In the review meeting of the home department
held here on Tuesday, the chief minister said that the safety of women and
children is the top priority of the government, yet the delay in preparing the
app for the safety of women is a matter of great regret. He asked the police
officers in a stern tone that after preparing a women’s safety app, its
demonstration and launch should be done soon.
He expressed his displeasure over gambling-betting and illegal
business. He said that gambling, betting and illegal business should not take
place in any district. Action should be taken by the police officers keeping a
strict vigil on illegal traders. The Chief Minister asked why weekly review of
law and order was not being done in the districts even after his instructions.
Baghel said that the presence of police officers should be made
mandatory in the major places of the city to instill confidence in the citizens
and fear among the criminals. Negligence in this work will not be tolerated. In
the meeting, the chief minister expressed displeasure over the slow progress of
withdrawal of the cases registered against the tribals.
He said that incidents of smuggling of ganja are continuously
coming to the fore, this should be stopped immediately. He directed the
officials of the Home Department that a letter should be written to the NCB of
the Government of India for prevention and action on inter-state ganja
smuggling. Officials said that CCTV-equipped check posts have been set up in
the border districts to check ganja smuggling. Special surveillance is being
taken especially in the districts of Jashpur, Raigarh, Mahasamund, Gariyaband, Kondagoan,
Jagdalpur, and Sukma adjoining the border of Orissa.
Chief minister directed give DGP Merit Scholarship on the name
of Shaheed Vinod Choubey. In the meeting, the officials told that the policemen
are being given weekly off. The grant in Police Welfare Fund has been increased
to 3 crores per annum. The promotion process has been greatly simplified in the
department. A merit list has been issued for the promotion of about 3750
employees. Officials said that along with 2100 posts under Bastar Fighters, the
recruitment process is going on for 975 posts of Subedar, Sub Inspector, and
Platoon Commander. About 4 thousand policemen posted at the same place for more
than two and a half years have been transferred.
It was informed in the
meeting that social media monitoring cells have been constituted in all the
districts and at the state level to prevent the posts spreading misinformation,
social envy, religious hysteria from going viral on social media. Training has
been given for the cell of five districts of Raipur range, with this the
training of monitoring cell of all the remaining districts will be completed
this month. In the meeting, the works of roads, culverts, and police housing
boards under construction in Naxal affected areas were reviewed.