Hyderabad: Acknowledging the services of its personnel who have retired, the Telangana police will now geo-tag their residences and frequently visit their houses. Telangana Director General of Police, M Mahender Reddy addressing the meeting of Telangana Retired Police Officers Association on Sunday said that soon police personnel of every police station will visit the houses of the retired personnel.
“The police officers will visit the homes of our retired personnel and interact with them to understand their problems. A programme will be taken up soon in this regard,” he said. The police are taking the initiative following complaints of retired police personnel not being taken up serious at the police station levels.
“Every few days, our patrolling personnel will visit the houses and meet the families. Issues if any will be sorted out immediately,” he said. The association demanded the release of a grant for them to take up various works pertaining to the building and other facilities. “I will take up the issue with the Chief Minister and ensure that some grants are provided for taking up the renovation and repair works of the association building or other facilities,” the DGP said.
With regard to the demands of the association of bringing all the retired employees under the Arogya Bhadratha Health scheme, Reddy said, that if all the retired police officer association come up with a plan and proposal together, he will take up the issue with the government. Retired police personnel are provided health care facilities under the Employees Health Scheme (EHS) but they complained of being asked by hospitals to go for reimbursement instead of getting cashless treatment as in case of serving policemen.
On the occasion, several former Director General of Police rank officials including SSP Yadav, T Vijay Kumar, Kamal Kumar, Appa Rao and others were present. The association members also released the New Year Diary on the occasion and felicitated the members who have completed 75 years of age.