October 14, 2011 admin

Ex-servicemen to guard jails

Chandigarh – Punjab Government has been entrusted the security of newly constructed Sudhar Gahrs (Central Jails) at Kapurthala, Faridkot and Mansa to Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation. This was revealed by Major General US Sidhu (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director of Punjab Ex-servicemen Corporation to the Members in the 111th meeting of Board of Directors held here today. Gen. Sidhu also informed that about 50 security guards would be provided at each Sudha Ghar. Orders to this effect have been received from Director General of Prisons. It was also placed on record that Director General of Police had already short-listed 1577 police posts which would be relieved by PESCO Security Guards at other, strategic points. Thus the services of Police Personnel so relieved would be available for law and order and other police related duties. He further said that PESCO was also planning to establish Ecological Battalion by employing ex-servicemen of the State of Punjab. The Board of Directors of PESCO also approved the Annual Report for the Financial Year 2010-11 with the all time record profit of Rs. 3.57 crores, he added.

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