In an official release, the government said, "The intelligence wing of Assam Police would be strengthened and made a separate cadre.” (Agencies)
"The decision to revamp the unit and make it a separate cadre was taken at a law and order review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday," it said.
Gogoi asked Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla to initiate a slew of measures aimed at strengthening the intelligence network so as to raise the level of efficiency and competency of the police force.
"It is of crucial importance that appropriate training inputs are given for developing the right attitude and for imparting the relevant knowledge and skills to improve the intelligence-gathering mechanism to meet the growing challenges of terrorist and insurgent outfits,” the Chief Minister said.
"To improve professionalism and enhance operational efficiency, use of the latest technologies by intelligence personnel is a must," he said.
Proposed to be set up on the lines of the Intelligence Bureau, the intelligence cadre will have a set of personnel, who will be recruited through a separate procedure and will remain there till superannuation.
Gogoi also asked Khosla to initiate steps to make the police stations more people-friendly.
The Chief Minister underscored the need for improving the working conditions of constables, who constitute a sizable chunk of the police force.
Principal Secretary (Home and Political) MGVK Bhanu, DGP Khagen Sarma and a host of senior officials from the Home Department and the police headquarters were also present in the meeting.
In an official release, the government said, "The intelligence wing of Assam Police would be strengthened and made a separate cadre.”