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Hyderabad: Rich tributes were paid on Wednesday to policemen who laid down their lives in the line of duty on the Police Commemoration Day in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao laid wreaths at the martyr’s memorial at Goshamahal Stadium, where a parade was held to mark the occasion.

Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy, Director General of Police Anurag Sharma and senior officials were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the society would also remain indebted to policemen for providing it the protection and even sacrificing their lives while performing their duty.

Stating that peace is a must for development of the state, the Chief Minister said the government would deal firmly with terrorism, extremism, communalism and white-collar crimes.

KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, said police should work for the development of the newly-created state. He said a foundation stone would be laid soon for a 24-storey command and control centre in Hyderabad.

He announced a string of measures for the welfare of police force. Police constables, head constables, assistant sub-inspectors, home guards and ex-servicemen will be allotted 10 percent houses under two-bedroom housing scheme of the government. House sites will be allocated for sub-inspectors and other police officials.

Annual uniform allowance for police personnel has been increased from Rs.3,500 to Rs.7,500. Housing sites allotted by the government for the families of police martyrs will be exempted from the registration fee.

KCR said since traffic policemen spend several hours in polluted atmosphere to regulate the city traffic, the government has decided to pay them pollution allowance, which will be 30 percent of their basic pay.

Ministers and senior police officials also paid tributes to police martyrs at the functions held at district headquarters.

As many as 443 police personnel laid down their lives this year in India. They include four policemen in Telangana.

In neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Director General of Police J.V. Ramudu paid tributes at the main official function held in Vijayawada.

Naidu announced Rs.15 crore for the welfare of police personnel. He asked police to be accessible to the poor and those from the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections to solve their problems.

The chief minister said police should be on guard to maintain law and order as it was necessary to bring investments to the state.

(IANS)

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Addition of 2 New Districts in Telangana, Number Rises to 33

A final notification was issued by the Revenue Department about the creation of two new districts - Mulugu and Narayanpet.

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Telangana, District, Hyderabad
In 2016, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts. Pixabay

The number of districts in Telangana rose to 33 with two new districts coming into being on Sunday.

A final notification was issued by the Revenue Department about the creation of two new districts – Mulugu and Narayanpet.

While Mulugu has been carved out of Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, Narayanpet came into being with the division of the existing Mahabubnagar district.

This followed demands from the local people. The in-charge district collectors of the two new districts on Sunday inaugurated the collectors’ offices. Local public representatives attended the functions.

Telangana, District, Hyderabad
In 2016, TRS government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts. Pixabay

It had 10 districts when it came into being as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014, after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

 

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In 2016, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts.

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said smaller districts would help in better administration as they could have better focus on implementation of development and welfare schemes. (IANS)