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CM seeks report on police reforms, CCTV cameras for women’s safety

The government has also proposed to install CCTV cameras at all police stations of Delhi and desired to bear the cost besides seeking information on status of implementation of Supreme Court’s judgment on police reforms.  

“We have sought these information in accordance with the notification issued by the President of India on September 14, 1998, which states that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has to exercise his powers with respect to police in consultation with the Chief Minister.

“The CM needs these informations to brief the L-G on regular basis,” said a spokesperson of Delhi government. In the letter, Delhi government has also sought information on status of implementation of the 2006 Supreme Court judgment in Prakash Singh & others Vs Union of India, regarding police reforms in all the states. The government has sought a copy of transfer and posting policy of Delhi police, list of officers serving in their present posts despite having completed their tenures according to the policy, and list of station house officers (SHOs) and Traffic Inspectors in Delhi indicating their dates of posting in present positions.

“We are committed to installing CCTV cameras across the national Capital. Delhi Police are requested to provide a list of spots considered vulnerable for women so that CCTV cameras installation can be started there. We have also demanded a list of dark spots which could be potential places of crime against women, to ensure immediate illumination,” said the spokesperson.

The letter said the government receives a large number of public complaints about non-registration of FIRs by the police. It is desired that CCTV cameras be installed in all police stations and Delhi government is ready to bear the cost. It has also demanded to display names and contact numbers for citizens to ensure their accessibility in need. In a positive gesture to police personnel, the Delhi government has also offered to support all steps for improving the police colonies and living conditions of Delhi police personnel.  

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