Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has accorded Utkrisht Seva Padak to Jharkhand CRPF IG Sanjay Anand Lathkar. The MHA works on its CRPF officials for its two most coveted medals called by its Hindi version Ati Utkrisht Seva Padak and Utkrisht Seva Padak said Commandant of 134 battalion of CRPF, A D Sharma who said a signal to this effect that IG Lathkar is a recipient of Utkrisht Seva Padak has reached CRPF battalions across the country from the Directorate General office of CRPF.
Lathkar has in his kitty 60 such varied recognitions and appreciations and among the 60 is one Mahatma Gandhi Shanti Samman Puraskar that was bestowed upon him by the Maharashtra Minority Commission.
Lathkar, was a bit hesitant to share his mantra of success that brings him strings of laurels finally said that he has no ‘feudal mentality’.
He said, “I take my ground staff into confidence and gives them ears to their suggestions and opinions. Repose trust in your personnel.
Have faith in them and see they deliver better and fast. This is how you draw the best of every officials. And, when they do good recognition does not lag behind. It comes in just 10 days time.”
The 1995 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre is on deputation in CRPF and has served in Bihar & Maharashtra as well.
On CRPF’s tackling of extremism here Lathkar said, “ Extremists are out for their survival. Their very existence is at peril.
They indulge in aberrations just to remind that they are around but their teeth have gone.”
He said, “Jharkhand has seen four Lok Sabha elections but the latest one in 2019 has been the most peaceful one in terms of extremists’ violence, which has gone down quite considerably.”
“Maoists cannot fight us straight way. They torch vehicles and equipment of contractors and civilians like a few incidents of arson by them in Latehar district and they know also that time for them is running out and security forces will neutralize them,” reiterated the IG.