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Compulsory retirement for around 300 Assam Police Personal for excessive Wine Consumption

The process has already begun and fresh recruitments will fill the vacancies, CM Sarma said on Sunday

The Assam government will offer voluntary retirement to around 300 officers of the Assam Police, who are ‘habitual drinkers’, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.

As per the Chief Minister, police personnel who are habitual drinkers and drink too heavily have an adverse performance on their service, with the public having serious complaints against such errant police personnel.


Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the process to fill up the vacancies has already begun and new recruitment will take place soon.

The Chief Minister said, “Around 300 officers of the Assam police are habitual drinkers and consumption of excessive alcohol has damaged their bodies. The state government has a provision of a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for them.”

Chief Minister Sarma said that he is also working on decentralization of governance and thus has set in motion the process for opening offices with powers that were previously vested with the Deputy Commissioners’ (DC) office in all 126 legislative assembly constituency areas.

“We are trying to ensure that the people don’t have to travel to the district headquarters travelling a long way for any work to get it done at the DC’s office, rather it is available in every Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) area.

CM Sarma further said, “The DCs will look after law and order and they will be given different responsibilities.”

Chief Minister Sarma has also called for a three-day meeting with the Deputy Commissioners to have a discussion for a revamp of the issue.

It has been reportedly scheduled to take held between the month of May 12 and 14 later this year in the Tinsukia district of the state.

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