Bhubaneswar, December 2: In a major revamp in emergency service delivery by the State policy, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a unified number ‘112’ to better redress people’s grievance and sanctioned as many as 1,098 posts in Police Department to provide efficient services through 112.
Odisha now has at least nine helpline numbers – police (100), fire (101), ambulance (108), Janani ambulance (102), women’s helpline (1091), elderly people’s helpline (1090), children’s helpline (1098), coastal security helpline (1093) and traffic (1095) and it all will be consolidated into a single number.
The new approved posts includes four DSPs, 151 Sub-Inspectors, 203 Assistant Sub-Inspectors and 740 Constables assigned for the same. As many as 198 Call Taker Executives & 236 vehicles will be deployed for the purpose to serve people better.
The Chief Minister hoped that the consolidation of different numbers into a single emergency helpline number will help the State Police to deliver better services to the public with greater efficiency, strengthening people’s faith in the system further.