Delhi HC directs Centre to expedite filling up police force vacancies

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Centre to expedite filling up of vacancies in the police force by coordinating between the Union Ministries of Home and Finance in connection with a plea seeking better security for women.

The court was hearing a petition related to the installation of CCTV cameras at vital installations regarding women safety and recruitment of additional police force in order to bifurcate the police working as Law and Order, and Crime and Investigation.

In the previous hearing, the Finance Ministry had stated that the recruitment would incur a cost of Rs. 480 crore.

The Delhi Police had submitted that as part of a pilot project, 6,630 CCTV cameras have to be installed in 44 police stations.

The court acknowledged that CCTVs are meant for security and should exist in every police station.

The court also asked for installation of CCTVs in all 192 police stations of Delhi, and sought an update on CCTVs functioning since 2003. (ANI)