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       After a year’s delay, Marine Cadre files sees light
         Posted on :17:51:15 Dec 6, 2017
       Last edited on:17:51:15 Dec 6, 2017
         Tags: Marine Cadre, files, ockhi

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The recommendation given by DGP Loknath Behera a year ago to form Marine cadre in State police by recruiting youths from coastal area who can swim in the sea and get accustomed to circumstances in the sea is getting realised finally.

The government decision now is to include 200 youths along the coastal area in coastal police. Preference will be given to the wards of fishermen who died in the Ockhi calamity. The cabinet also decided to hold a special recruitment for the above.

The DGP’s recommendation was that the Marine cadre under coastal police should function as a special unit like the Crime Branch.
The formation of Marine cadre had also come up for discussion last July during the coastal security meeting held in the presence of Navy vice-admiral A R Karve. It was then decided to seek the Centre’s nod for the formation of the Marine Cadre. After that, no follow up was there.

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