PM Modi: UP has freed itself of an identity associated with poor law-and-order
Speaking during a program in which appointment letters were handed over to more than 9,055 sub-inspectors of police, platoon commanders of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), and firefighters at the Indira Gandhi Pratishtha, PM Modi talked about how Uttar Pradesh has freed itself of an identity associated with poor law-and-order.
“Today, it has got a completely new identity. The state has the maximum number of expressways and several airports. It has a large number of MSME units, which gives the state a strong base for small-scale industries. UP also leads in the country in creating a start-up ecosystem for new entrepreneurs,” he said.
“there was a time when Uttar Pradesh was known for the mafia and a poor law-and-order situation.”
Now, the improvements have helped create more jobs and investments, he added. “The economy of UP has got a new momentum due to the combined power of security and employment,” he said.
“In the last six years, more than 1.5 lacks (150,000) recruitments have taken place in the state police force. Better law and order in the state is also leading to the creation of employment opportunities in diverse sectors.”
“These days, the employment fair (Rozgar Mela) has become a special event for me. For several months, I have been observing that job fairs are being held every week in one or the other BJP-ruled state. Thousands of youngsters are being given appointment letters. It is my good fortune that I am getting an opportunity to witness this,” PM Modi said.
“Earlier, crime was within a geographical area, but today it is not restricted by borders. We will be able to control crime only when we think ahead of the criminal. To prevent cybercrime, the state government has set up cyber police stations and helpdesks in 18 ranges,” he said.
“Create a system where criminals are scared, but common citizens feel fearless,” the PM said.
“The UP government is working to rapidly improve police training. To promote smart policing, youngsters will also be given training in cybercrime (prevention), forensic science, and state-of-the-art technology,” Modi said.