The Odisha Government has brought huge relief to the 347 Special Police Officers (SPOs) by appointing them as Constables in the Odisha Auxiliary Police Force (OAFP). This is in recognition to their satisfactory performance over the last three years.
These SPOs, mostly tribal ,en and women, will help the special forces in combating Maoists in various areas of the state. Their appointment as Constables, was approved by CM Naveen Patnaik yesterday.
Out of these 347 personnel, 196 are from Rayagada, followed by Koraput (67), Deogarh (35), Jajpur (20), Ganjam (12), Keonjhar (8), Rourkela (6), Sundargarh (2) and Nuapada (1).