Bhubaneswar: With Maoist activities in the State coming down, the Odisha government has started redeploying police personnel to strengthen the existing police stations and creating new police stations.

The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday approved the proposal of rationalisation of 905 posts in Odisha police.

“Significant decline in the Maoist menace due to strong security response and development activities has enabled the State to rationalise its manpower in police,” said a CMO press release adding, “The staff rationalisation will strengthen the police stations for better crime control and efficient delivery of citizen centric services.”
This rationalisation has also helped in creation of six new police stations in various districts of the State by bifurcation of existing Police Stations.

The existing Police Stations which will be bifurcated creating six new police stations are Khandagiri Police Station, Bhubaneswar;Angul Town Police Station, Angul; Jharsuguda Town Police Station, Jharsuguda; Bhanjanagar Police Station, Ganjam; Bhadrak (Rural) Police Station, Bhadrak and Tihidi Police Station, Bhadrak.

This rationalisation will also help strengthening of 220 Police Stations and six Outposts in 21 Police districts of the State.