DGP forms committee to provide short-term loans to jawans & staff

DGP forms committee to provide short-term loans to jawans & staff

Dimapur, April 18: DGP Nagaland, Rupin Sharma, IPS has constituted a committee to look into the aspects of better management of NPRIS and whether short term loans of restricted/limited amount can be given to jawans and staff of from the NPRIS to ensure their general financial well being.
The members of the committee are Renchamo P Kikon, IPS, ADG (L&O); Sandeep Tamgadge, IPS, IGP (HQ); Wabang Jamir, IPS, IGP (Range); Tokiumong Yim, IPS IGP (NAP); Joseph Hesso, IPS, DIG (HQ); Rothihu Tetseo, NPS, CO, 4th NAP and I Ben Longkumer, NPS CO NAPTC.
The committed has been formed in the wake of DGP’s interaction and discussion with police personnel across all units of Nagaland Police wherein he learnt that the jawans and staff have the habit of taking loans from private money lenders, who charge interest at exorbitant rate of up to 25% per month.
According to an order issued by the DGP, it was also learnt that sometimes the Unit Commanders and DDOs are facilitating in deducting the principle amount and interest money from the salaries of jawans in cash before demitting the salaries to the bank accounts of the respective employee.
The DGP said the degree of financial literacy in the past is not up to the mark and this creates not only financial problems but also fosters other ill in the management of the force, besides adversely impacting to family lives of the jawans and staffs.
(Page News Service)