Purkayastha, the IPS of 1985 batch, has taken up the charge on Tuesday at Nabanna from his predecessor GMP Reddy. He said after taking the charge that the police have to give their best to serve the people down to the grassroot level.
Steps to enhance the capability of the existing manpower of the force will be taken. Necessary training programmes will be taken up for the same purpose.
Policemen face new challenges every day. Besides traditional crime the non-traditional ones are also taking place. “Thus there is a need to organise training programmes as and when required. Stress will also be given on modernisation and resource building,” he said.
Purkayastha was welcomed by ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma who handed him a flower bouquet when he reached Nabanna at around 11.50 am.
Reddy congratulated Purkayastha and wished him good luck for his new journey after handing him the charge. He also gave him a flower bouquet. Before they came to Nabanna, Reddy was given guard of honour at Bhawani Bhavan. He was accompanied by Purkayastha during the guard of honour.
Sources said that the new DGP held a meeting with the senior police officers after taking up the charge. It may be mentioned that Purkayastha, the IPS of 1985 batch, had made the “response time” concept effective in the Kolkata Police after returning from England. He went there to take lessons on modern way of policing.
The reason behind giving stress on the “response time” concept had reduced the time taken by the policemen then to reach to a “place of occurrence” and it had brought a sea change in policing then.
The rank and file of the state police is eagerly waiting for introduction of such techniques for better policing with Purkayastha becoming the DGP.