The ‘Marpu’ programme has now been extended to police personnel.The decision was taken after it was noticed that over a period of time, some police personnel have taken to drinking while some have become habitual absentees. This has been impairing the functioning of the department.As disciplinary action is not yielding the desired results in many cases, and it is seen that there is a manifestation of certain behavioural patterns such as abuses and inappropriate behaviour with the public, the ‘Marpu’ counselling will henceforth be extended to police personnel, according to instructions from Commissioner of Police Vizag.
About ‘Marpu’ programme
The ‘Marpu’ programme was initially started January 2021 for counselling rowdy-sheeters and bringing them into the mainstream. It was later extended to youth who are addicted to vices such as drugs and alcohol and habitual bike racers. The programme has been yielding good results, according to police officials.