In a media release today, the Tamil Nadu government said that the All India Police Duty Meet was being held every year to enhance the skills of police personnel. The 56th All India Police Duty Meet 2012 was held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh between the 8th to 15th of February 2013. A total of 937 persons from police forces of all the States and Central special police forces participated in the event. A team of 41 police officers and constables led by Superintendent of Police S Rajeswari represented Tamil Nadu at the event.
Competitions were held in Scientific Aids to Investigation, Police Photography and videography, Computer Awareness, Anti-sabotage skills and Police Dog skills.
Of the 54 medals presented at the event, the Tamil Nadu Police force won 14 medals comprising 5 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze medals. The team also won 5 rolling trophies of the total 15 and topped the medals list.
Tamil Nadu won the first and second place rolling trophies in the Scientific Aids to Investigation, second place rolling trophy in Police videography and computer awareness. By winning the most number of medals, the Tamil Nadu police team was also awarded the speical trophy for the best state police force.
The media release said, the government led by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had in 2004 announced a cash prize for police personnel who won medals at such competitions. Accordingly a cash prize of 50 thousand rupees for gold medalists, 30 thousand for silver medalist and 10 thousand rupees for bronze medalists had been paid so far. Ms. Jayalalithaa has now increased the cash prize multifold and accordingly gold medalists would be given 5 lakh rupees, silver medal winners 3 lakh rupees and bronze medalists would be given 2 lakh rupees, and the members of the team which win the rolling trophy would be given 50 thousand rupees each.
Accordingly, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa presented 5 lakh rupees each to 5 gold medal winners in the 56th All India Police Duty Meet 2012, 3 lakh rupees each to 6 silver medalists, and 2 lakh rupees each to 3 bronze medalists and 50 thousand each to 25 members of teams which won the rolling trophy. In all, the Chief Minister presented cash prizes totalling 61.50 lakh rupees to those policemen who won medals in the 56th All India Police Duty Meet 2012 and wished them success in future events. Principal Secretary to the Home Department, DGP Law and Order, DGP - Crime, IG (CBCID) and senior police officials were present on the occasion.