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Udupi: IGP D Roopa asks people to join civil defence as volunteers


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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Aug 9: D Roopa, IGP, home guards and civil defence, visited the home guards’ office and new civil defence unit building here on Wednesday, August 8.

She received the guard of honour from the district commander of home guards which was followed by a meeting with the department officials.

Speaking to media on various issues, Roopa said, “We have planned to start a new civil defence unit in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts after Bengaluru. We have received only three applications for chief warden’s post from Dakshina Kannada and two from Udupi. There are 10 applications from Karwar. A committee has been formed to finalise the names,”



“A civil defence unit is formed to manage tough situations during natural calamities. The department will train personnel on rescue operations like using boats, drums and plastic materials. Once volunteers are selected, we will send them to NCDC training centre, Nagpur. There were no trained volunteers in Udupi during the heavy rains this time. Civil defence volunteers are the first to respond in such situations,” she added.

Roopa urged to volunteers to enrol in more numbers to serve the unit.“They will be paid Rs 300 per day as honourary payment. Law pursuing students, engineers, and polytechnic students who have technical skills of fire fighting can enrol,” she said.

“There is no provision to make them as permanent staff according to the Act. Unless the Act changes, we cannot make the volunteers as permanent staff. They will be appointed as contract based workers,” she informed.

“There is a demand for increasing the daily allowance up to Rs 455. The demand was approved in the recent state budget. The earlier daily allowance was Rs 400. But the process was getting delayed due to the formation of the new government. It takes time to implement changes,” she said.

Replying to the question that home guards do not get caps and shoes, she said, “Yes I agree on this as there is shortage. I will look into the issue. I have directed rotation in duty of home guards. Home guards have to co-ordinate with the police in order to maintain law and order,”

“A unit requires minimum 100 volunteers. As many as 65 units have been set up in the state,” she said.

On a query that home guards have not received their honorary duty allowance from three months she said, “The budget was announced recently. If it was allotted, the amount will be released. They will get duty allowance from respective departments. Another complaint is they have no government facilities like insurance, ESI and provident fund. This is because the volunteers are not permanent staff under government.”

“Volunteers can submit applications at the deputy commissioner’s office in Udupi. It will be scrutinized by the department,” she said.

Speaking on the corruption issue in jail, which was revealed by her, she said, “It is now under anti-corruption bureau’s investigation.”

Replying to frequent transfers, she said, “I do not think it was intentional. The home guards’ department is better than any other department.”

District commander Prashant Shetty, second commanders Rajesh and Ramesh were present.


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  • Tarun Kumar, Manipal

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Will Madam advise the details of process to join same for NCC Army Wing C certificate guys. Also, will anyone try to get Madam to implement overhead bridges for students to cross the roads near MGM or Madhava Kripa schools. It will help stop the huge traffic congestion at Manipal or MGM side. GOD bless and guide us all.

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Aug 10 2018

    Great to see Smart and Elegant Women..in power .
    well empowered...education makes the difference with great attitude..
    Now, Blessed with 2 Million plus Dakshina kannadiags...
    Due to poor planning..resources ..strategies..
    Its time Every South kanara 'ite be involved in Govt Functioning especially the students..like :
    Policing The Traffic along with Traffic police...
    2/Cleaning the City along with City Garbage collectors....help out professionally..
    3/ Work with Food inspectors to inspect. Food selling place s like Restaurants..hotels.. open vendors.to comply with Hygiene..sanitation.. Food regulations..compliance..
    4/Help as jury members in court.. as Citizens Panel..in the Court room hearing..for better judgement...
    5/Help the school students..infants.. with discipline while crossing the roads safely...
    6/Neighborhood watch in every street..from Burglars....thieves..suspects..
    7/ Help the Streets be clean and Planned ..discipline ed Parking and any Vehicles.. speeding..overtaking..breaking Traffic rules..putting innocent Lives in danger the Civili society should help out Calling the traffic police. and taking action on the wrongdoers..
    casing havoc...
    8/Keep the city clean..clear...
    disciplined.
    9/Students should help out in keeping the streets /roads Green by planting Trees...
    in city prescribed areas..
    all in conjunction with Govt authorities.being EYES and Ears of the govt in smooth functioning of the Nation...

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Definitely a lady who has both beauty and brains.

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  • Robotkem, Kemmannu

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    IGP Madam Roopa , is THE WOMAN , WITH BEAUTY AND INTELLIGENCE.
    Beauty belongs to Ms.ROOPA,
    INTELLIGENCE belongs to IGP Madam ROOPA.
    Madam Ms. Roopa, please place Beauty and INTELLIGENCE in their respective VALUE!!!
    WE SHOULD RESPECT BOTH!!!

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    I appreciate IGP D Roopa for her thoughts and here are some suggestions.
    1. Provide training to the NCC cadets to handle civil defence and disaster management.
    2. We have numerous cases of drowning of school going childrens. Organise campus training in first aid, environmental values, civil sense and make swimming mandatory in all schools.
    3. Field trip for school and college students for environmental cause will be appreciated.

    Civic sense is collective work. But India lacks training in early education comparing to the other educational system in the world. In schools we have everyday sports hours and physical training.

    Unfortunately from decades our school syllabus never paid attention to the civic sense. Our school children die each year without knowing swimming or first aid to save someone in distress need to be addressed. Yoga may be good. But can't save life of someone in need.

    Jai Karnataka
    Jai Hind

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  • Chandu, Karkala

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Some of those who commented on her dress code and hair style, are the guys who have burried their head in the sand like an Ostrich or have their brain in wrong place., or they can't see properly.
    Look at her qualification and positions of power and honour she has held in the past and currently she is holding. She is not an ordinary woman from some theater troup to be commented on like some have done here.
    Respect her position and appreciate what she is doing.
    We have not achieved much even after 71 years of independence mainly because of men with such thinking in our society.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Chandu baba, here no one questioning her hair style or dress, its about civil servant and its dress code discipline. Everyone free to wear their choice of dress but when you are one of civil servant, you should respect her dress code which includes her hair. Police men or woman has some decent dress code and everyone should obey that.

    Please refer
    1THE INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (UNIFORM)
    RULES, 1954
    In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India
    Services Act, 1951 (LXI of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the
    Governments of the States concerned,

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Manvit, Mangalore
    She looks like a film star. IGP Roopa is full of positive energy. In saree and cooling glass, her looks are glamorous.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Manvit, Mangalore — how lame of you to flash the THE INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (UNIFORM) RULES, 1954 when it does not apply to D Roopa who IGP, Home Guards and Home Guards does not fall under the Indian Police Service. Home Guards have their own service rules under the THE KARNATAKA HOME GUARDS ACT, 1962! As in my comment last evening, please don't mix up the two services and get your facts right before commenting!

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Chandu, Karkala — Well said. Couldn't agree with you more!👏👏👏

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  • dinesh, udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Where is Ms Anupama now , and how many MLA seats she won ?

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Those who have commented about her hair style and dress code, if their wife, sister, daughter would have been in the similar position or honour, would they comment the same. Definitely not. Rather they would have supported it. After all, most of the people are hypocrites, double standard and prejudice.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Let moral police try to oppose on her dress code....they will get a life lasting lesson!!

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    To all my dear male friends who have commented on her dress style or hairstyle, please wake up from your " Typical Orthodox and un-reasonable thinking ".
    She has worn an Indian attire and decently too, so what is your problem about that? Her hair style- leave it to her to decide.
    She is a very senior IPS Officer and is holding a senior rank in our state- Please try to respect her for that. She knows when should she wear her uniform and when she does not need to. Why are you judging her by her appearance, judge her for her work and her dare devil actions.
    In a man dominating society, a woman coming up to a senior post can not be tolerated a t all - isn't it? How many of us who comment are ready to do little social work that she is talking about? We are quick and good at criticizing people who do good. I am sorry to say but it looks like Sexist remarks - seriously..!!
    Come on people grow up, change your thinking, change your mind set and we will improve in society, else we will remain like a " Frog in the well" !!

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  • GANESH, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Dear EULALIA DSOUZA,

    That is why i mentioned in my previous comments ..these people are still in COma.

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Dear Ganesh, Mangalore / Dubai. Thank you n yes we need to change our mindset seriously. ! I request readers who comment to look at this lady's calibre, qualification, ability and position.

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 10 2018

    Very well said by you Madam Eulalia. I strongly support your comment here about great personality madam IGP Roopa.

    We are good in criticizing.. A lady carrying the child for nine months, and does all the work from dawn to dusk...at home, in the office and carry on the responsibilities of each and every minute task... Still it's a male dominated society.

    I respect you too.. Stay blessed

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    This is what happen when you work honestly....
    She is known for taking on cases related to politicians and senior IPS officers and as a result has been transferred over 40 times in her 17 years of service....

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  • fatima, thokottu

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    wats wrong wid her dressin… intolerable fools... imagine if der was a lady like dis in a terrorist country...and her traditional dress.. lol..comedy...first of al never wil u allow any gal to come up within u...if someone else comes up den ur burnol moment starts

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Many sick Minded people are commenting on her dress. She wore saree and she is not revealing anyd parts of her body. Complement her that she look pretty in her dress.
    And all You sick minded people correct your mindset first ,

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  • Govind Gopi R, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    What is your mindset if at all she had worn other than any black saree ? while seeking civil service volunteers ? Dress reveal your minds !! Honestly, she looks from glamour world ? If you have doubt, see her again and correct your mindset up !

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  • GANESH, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Uneducated ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    This will encourage and more Bhaktas will join civil defence. This.s may create more trouble in the society.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    WOMEN WITH REAL GUTTS...….
    KARNATAKA IS SAFE FOR WOMEN......

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    No dress code for IGP? As she came as if there is some fashion show. Respect the post madam and do your fashion show outside.

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  • GANESH, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    My Dear friend Saree is also Indian Culture .. please come out from COma...

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  • deamon, manglr

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    then tell ur wife to wear. not social worker. police has to wear uniform. not visiting like chameli.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Ganesh, Here we are not talking about India culture, hope you are educated & doing white color job not Baladia job. In Dubai, police wear thope or their official dress? As per you even police along with should wear Indian traditional dress like lungi or dhoti, isn tit? Are you ok???

    I have no problem with her dress & hair style, but when she is in duty she should wear may be same saree but proper hair style not like coming for fashion show and this applies to men also when you are a public servient cannot have long hair and come to your duty.

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  • GANESH, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Dear Manvit, Mangalore,

    Don’t Underestimate any work...

    Do you know what is the salary for Baladia job? definitely, they will get better then what you're earning now...

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  • Karthik, Konaje/ Navi Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    She just loves camera/limelight, to hell with 'codes'.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Manvit, Mangalore — are you aware of the dress code for Police officers and Home Guards, and when an officer from either of these services needs to be in an official dress? New work rules circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) of what can and cannot be worn to work states that officers should turn up in a “dignified manner.”
    If you do not know the rules then please mind your own business, because the officer is not in a state of undress!!!

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Hello, no problem with her hair style? Seems like your have done Phd, then please show some lights on this.

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  • Shilpa, Mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Grow Up....

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  • prashanth, bangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    She should have worn a burqa i guess.. Achieve something or do something with your wasteful life. When you achieve 10% of her achievement you will be qualified to comment.

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  • Coman man, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    This lady looks like in party mood! May be she do not know the Indian culture about hair style.

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  • GANESH, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    What is your problems with her hair style.....

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  • paul, bnglr

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    cant she tie her hair. wat kind of dressing is that. shee. no respect fo duty . atleast teachers know well to wear sary.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    ..look where she thrown to..the capable, efficient , rare non corrupt lady officer has been transfered to Home guard!..and the so called intellectuals only work for political leaders, never raise these issues...forget it..but sure she will show what Home guard dept is, what its capable of ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    I have heard of MIB (Men in Black) - Lol ...

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  • tin tin, mumbai

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Chameli . no dressing sence.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Something positive sometime in life, Sir. Are you the same at home with your wife & daughters?

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  • Deepu Barganza, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Very good inspiring, motivating, serving, patriotic suggestion....
    I believe she must shown an example TO THE SOCIETY from her own close family, at lease some are serving as civil defense as volunteers !!
    VOLUNTEERING should roll out from once own Leaders Home first TOO!!

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