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Failures galore at National Police Academy!

The course-end exams at the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here which trains IPS recruits have thrown up shocking results.

Out of 122 trainee officers from India and 14 from Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal who were admitted by the 2016 batch, only three passed the final exams. Worse still, the failures were in subjects to do with Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code which are supposed to be the beaten track of all police officers, irrespective of ranks. This is said to be the first time in the history of the academy that as many as 133 out of 136 trainees failed in exams. They will now get three chances in each subject to clear the exams and qualify for graduation. Or else, they will be permanently disqualified.

Teacher-student emotional bonding

The recent teachers’ transfers have thrown up some emotional moments with long-standing teachers moving to different places while some were shifted to places which they did not expect.

The scenes at the Government High School in Sanathnagar touched the hearts of viewers when they went viral on social media. The children and a woman teacher were seen weeping on the last day of the latter at the school following her transfer.

She was surrounded by the kids who wept repeatedly asking her not to leave them and wanted her to stay back.

Taken aback by the children’s reaction, the teacher too got emotional and tears rolled down her cheeks even as she assured them of returning to the same school immediately after reporting at the place where she was transferred.

Poll preparations debunk Swachh claims

With the talk of advanced elections gaining momentum, the election authorities have obviously focussed their attention on the facilities available at the identified polling stations. And, much to their disappointment, close to 10,000 out of the 31,253 polling stations listed across the State reportedly do not have bathrooms.

The Election Commission’s representative Chief Electoral Officer has no doubt appointed Roads & Buildings Department as nodal agency for putting in place necessary infrastructure, including ramps for easy movement of persons with disabilities and bathrooms for the staff who sit for long hours manning the polling stations.

But the moot question is why are so many buildings without basic amenity like toilets persisting notwithstanding the claims on the achievements made as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign.

Interestingly, an Election Commissioner too is learnt to have posed the same question to the election authorities during a recent meeting to review the preparedness.

Sharing the protocol workload!

Those who are in the know of administration, particularly the demands of protocol duties in a State Capital, are aware how difficult it is to handle VVIP visits and make them incident-free.

For commoners, impact of such visits end up in inconvenience in the form of restrictions and diversions of traffic when the VVIPs are on the move.

Most of the citizens of Hyderabad may have become accustomed to such inconveniences by now following a Telugu politician getting elected to one of the key constitutional offices in August last.

VVIP visits with such high frequency also means increase in the workload for all senior officers linked to the protocol duties.

According to sources, senior officers of the three Police Commissionerates in the City have an unwritten understanding between them now in place to share the protocol duties linked to the VVIP visits on rotation basis and thereby each team getting relief from such duties!

(N. Rahul, R. Ravikanth Reddy, M. Rajeev and B. Chandrashekhar)

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