The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Security has focused on terminating the service of police officers who have not fulfilled required medical standards.
Attention was drawn to the matter at the first meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Security held in Parliament recently (20) under the chairmanship of Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles.
MPs stated that there are many officers in the police service who are not in good health and don’t engage in difficult duties following the submission of medical certificates.
It was discussed at the meeting that some officers are not suffering from health problems while certain officers are constantly inconvenienced.
Accordingly, the Inspector General of Police stated that around 4,000 police officers are not up to the expected health standards.
Accordingly, Minister Alles advised that the Police Department must prepare a proposal pertaining to the removal of police officers who are not up to expected health standards.
The IGP noted that a large number of police officers are set to retire this year and therefore there will be vacancies of about 16,000 police officers this year.
A discussion was also held on the incidents of police officers using drugs.
The committee also focused on implementing the law regarding character assassination using the internet.
The current situation of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, the Department of Registration of Persons, the Department of Immigration and Emigration the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations was also discussed.