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Now, Maha police to buy uniform fabric, batons for personnel

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In a bid to prevent colour variation in the of its personnel, the Department has decided to purchase fabric for its staff instead of giving them money to buy it themselves.

The department will also start buying batons for the staff soon, officials said.

The fabric that the department intends to purchase now, will be dope-dyed.

"Very soon, we will start procuring cloth for our constabulary-level personnel-- from constables to sub inspectors," a senior from the of (DGP) office told

"This will be a major revamp in the policy. The department has decided to provide dope-dyed fabric to the staff across the state to bring uniformity in the colour," the said.

The force is said to be the second largest in the country with 2.2 lakh personnel -- 2 lakh constabulary-rank staff and more than 20,000 officers.

"As per the current practice, the annually gives Rs 5,167 each to the personnel to buy the kit- which includes the cloth and batons," an said.

The members of the department buy the cloth on their own from the sum, which leads to variation in the shade of the This difference is especially conspicuous during the parades or assemblies, he said.

"Sometimes, the quality of the fabric is not up to the standards of the force," he said.

"To bring an end to all this, the headquarters has decided to purchase the fabric, which would be dope-dyed, and give it to the personnel. The dope-dyed fabric has a shine. This move will help bring in evenness in the uniforms," the said.

"We will also procure batons for the two lakh constabulary-rank personnel. Earlier they used to procure the 'lathis' from local vendors," he said.

The said that since the will be procuring these two items, the amount included in the money provided to the staff to buy the kit, would be slashed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 11:00 IST