GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the newly constructed building of Margherita police station under Mission of Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI).
Along with Sonowal, director general of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Union Minister of state for Food Processing and Industries Rameswar Teli and Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma were also present in the inauguration event.
Inaugurating the new building CM Sonowal highlighted the government’s initiative to provide improved service and make a more citizen-friendly, responsive and transparent police force in the state.
The MOITRI scheme aims to build an amicable relationship between the public and police. Under the scheme, the state government plans to reconstruct 346 police stations with an investment of Rs 2 crores each, within a period of five years.
CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal inaugurated newly constructed building of Margherita police station under MOITRI project.
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The main motive of the scheme is to convert and remodel all the police stations in such a way that distance between the common people and the police force is abridged.
The governing body of MOITRI is headed by the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and holds a meeting every year to take major decisions and review the works. The executive body is headed by director general of police Kuladhar Saikia that holds a meeting every month to discuss various issues. But the day-to-day activities are taken up by the Assam Police Housing Corporation (APHC) which is the implementing agency of project MOITRI.