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Counter-Productive Growth

especially when dealing with scum like the untouchable Scheduled Castes or petty pavement hawkers? The impact of political factors iike the above is heightened by organisational frustrations such as the miserable salaries and virtual non-existence of" promotion prospects (almost nine out of ten of those who join the police as constables or as sub-inspectors retire in those same ranks) which are the fate ot the overwhelming majority of the police ioree. Besides, not being isolated irom the rest of the population like the army, gome of the mass distress arising from the lack of food, the spiralling prices and the growing unemployment does rub off on the police.

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