Proposal for MLA visit to jails placed in State Assembly


Bhubaneswar:  The Standing committee of Odisha Legislative Assembly has put a proposal for involving Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLA) in their respective district level committees formed for visiting jails in the constituency.

Being aware of the increasing crime rate, the committee has recommended the government to generate recruitment process against 2195 posts lying vacant in urban police stations and to conduct selection process for 689 sub-inspectors.

The committee also emphasized to establish Traffic police station in each district and Cyber station to check cyber crime in Sambalpur, Rourkela and Berhampur.

As per the proposal, an Economic Offence Wing (EOW) must be set in Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Jeypore for looking into financial issues and to form independent investigation unit to deal with crime against women.

The committee including its chairperson Dr Ramesh Chandra Pattanayak, MLA Duryodhan Majhi, Rabi Narayan Mohapatra and Divyashankar Mishra also expressed its interest for recruitment of 25000 Home guards to meet the post requirement of the state.

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