Chhattisgarh Police starts Spandan campaign to protect police personnel from depression and stress

Raipur: Acting immediately on the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the State Police has started a Spandan campaign to protect the soldiers from depression and stress beginning from today. Director General of Police Shri DM Awasthi has prepared an action plan in this regard in a detailed meeting held today in the presence of senior police officers and psychologists and has named it as Spandan to run this action plan in the spirit of a campaign. This scheme has been implemented with immediate effect in the state. Detailed guidelines in this regard have been issued to all Superintendents of Police and Commandants.

It is to be noted that Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel had expressed deep concern about the increasing depression and tension among the police personnel and directed the Director General of Police that Chhattisgarh Police should prepare an action plan in this regard to remove the mental depression that is arising in the soldiers and prevent the violent incidents taking place due to it. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel had also directed that Yoga classes and counseling from psychologists should also be organized for the soldiers.
Director General of Police Shri Awasthi said that as part of the Spandan campaign, all police officers will visit police lines, police stations and armed forces companies and spend time with the jawans in order to be aware of their problems. All Commandants will rest at night in each company once a month. Similarly, superintendents of police have also been directed to visit all the police stations and police lines and listen to the problems of the soldiers.
Under Spandan Abhiyan, the Director General of Police at Police Headquarters Raipur, will conduct special interactive program twice a month to meet the officers and employees of the District Police Force and Armed Forces, under discussions will be held by the Director General of Police himself. Apart from this, arrangements for psychologists, music therapy, yoga education, sports, library etc. will be made in the camps adjacent to all the inaccessible areas with immediate effect.
The Inspector General of Police of all the range has also been asked to immediately start Spandan drive in their range so that it can provide relief to the soldiers. All the senior officers including the Director General of Police will visit remote areas and hold discussion with the officers and staff posted there. A special app is being prepared for monitoring the problems of police personnel at the police headquarters level, which will be launched soon. Through this app, policemen and their families will be able to communicate their problems to the concerned officials.This app will come into existence within the next 15 days. Mr. Awasthi has said that as per the wish of the Chief Minister, the State Police will carry out a Spandan campaign to ensure that none of our policemen remain depressed and their families can get a healthy environment.