Q&A with : Dr Ashwini M, Additional Director General of Police at Police Headquarters on Nrupathunga Road
Updated on: 14 Jun 2016
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Dr. Ashwini says that Karnataka State Police Association has been doing its best to convince the government to meet the genuine demands of policemen. The proposed plan of policemen applying leave en masse on June 4 has an impact on Karnataka Government and top police officers. Though there is a recognised forum – Karnataka State Police Association – to express their grievances, the policemen chose to follow Karnataka State Police Mahasabha led by a suspended police constable Shashidhar Venugopal . Majority of policemen complain that Karnataka State Police Association did nothing to redress their grievances that were pending for a quite long time. However, Dr. Ashwini M, president, Karnataka State Police Association, begs to differ. In a brief interview, Dr. Ashwini, who is posted as Additional Director General of Police at Police Headquarters on Nrupathunga Road, narrates the efforts made by the association for the welfare of policemen in the state.
Many policemen say the Karnataka State Police Association has become defunct and has not done anything for the welfare of policemen. Do you agree with them?
The Karnataka State Police Association came into existence more than three decades ago. It is not a new forum. As a president of this association, I am aware of the grievances of policemen. Most of the demands of the policemen are genuine but there are proper means and methods to make the authorities to meet such demands.
You claim that association is more than three-decades old but policemen are not happy with it. They claim that it failed miserably to take care of their welfare.