Meghalaya State Cabinet approves proposal for restructuring Special Force-10
The state Cabinet has approved the proposal of restructuring the Special Force-10 and amendment of Meghalaya Special Force (Amendment) Rules, 2016, to ensure that their services can be utilised in other parts of the districts as well.
It may be mentioned that SF-10 was established to monitor the law and order in the state, including militancy and disaster management.
Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that with reduced militancy in the state, there is a need to restructure the SF-10 so that maximum will be derived by using the same personnel in other districts to curb other crimes.
He said that strengthening the police personnel, districts or outposts or police station will help in curbing the everyday crime which happens all over the state.
The strength of the SF-10 approved by the Cabinet is 1784 and the actual strength is 1387.
The government aims to restructure in a fashion where 905 SF-10 personnel will remain in SF-10 and the rest could be transferred to the district or outpost or SDPO.
“As of now, 1387 SF-10 out of the total sanctioned strength of 1784, which the Cabinet has approved to restructure in 905. We have a balance of 482 SF-10 personnel will be transferred to different districts for better policing,” he said.
The Cabinet has approved the amendment of Meghalaya Private Security Agency Rules, 2021.
Cabinet also approved the Service Rules relating to the Establishment of the Directorate of Dairy Development brought out by the Animal and Husbandry department, the proposal for Amendment of the Meghalaya Stamps (Payment of Duty by means of e-Stamping) Rules, 2020.
On COVID related issue, Rymbui said that the government will have a review meeting on Wednesday.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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