16 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: The second Onshore Security Co-ordination Committee Meeting with oil marketing companies was held at Police Bhawan, Bhubaneswar under the Chairmanship of DGP BK Sharma.
Sharma assured all kinds of co-operation and support to the oil companies as and when necessary. Oil Companies are the backbone of country’s economy. So the security and safety of these companies which are operation in the state is the priority of Odisha Police.
The State level security co-ordination committee meeting should be organised at regular intervals to sort out issues relating to their day to day functioning. Sri Sharma suggested formation of District Level Security Co-ordination committees under the Chairmanship of SPs for sorting out local problems and issues.
He advised the Oil Marketing Companies to maintain good rapport with the staff of local Police Stations, so that minor issues can be sorted out at the Police Station Level. The relationship between Police and oil company operators should be at the grassroot level.
The DGP also suggested to involve officers from fire Deptt. in this co-ordination meetings in future because fire safety measures is equally important for smooth functioning of oil companies.The relationship between Police and company operators should be permanent instead of incident specific- suggested DGP.
A threadbare discussion was held on various issue. Company operators and managers raised several points for early redressal. The issues pertaining to law and order, crime, land acquisition, threat of transport and tender mafias, strike and demonstration by workers, Bandh and Dharana by local people on local issues, looting of oil by anti-socials, regular patrolling of pipe line areas were discussed in detail.
Among others, Subhajit Ghosh, State Head IOCL, Odisha, BK Ravi, IPS, Advisor (Security) IOCL, Additional DGP RP Koche and senior officials from Oil Manufacturing companies, GAIL and ONGC.