The process of recruiting 1.50 lakh police personnel will be completed in the next five years, UP Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal said while presenting the first Budget of the Yogi Adityanath government.
He said that about 33,200 policemen--30,000 constables and 3,200 sub-inspectors--will be recruited this year.
According to official data, there are only 1.81 lakh police personnel working against the sanctioned strength of 3.63 lakh, to take care of the state's 21 crore population.
Apart from it, Agarawal also announced that the government has decided to construct around 800 category A and B housing units for 800 constables, chief constables, sub- inspectors and inspectors with an aim to provide housing facility to the police personnel.
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