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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 Police (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 uniform colour," the said.

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

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

The members of the police department buy the khaki cloth on their own from the sum, which leads to variation in the shade of the uniform. 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 police force," he said.

"To bring an end to all this, the police headquarters has decided to purchase the uniform 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 police uniforms," the official 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 official said that since the police will be procuring these two items, the amount included in the money provided to the staff to buy the kit, would be slashed.

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