Dwarka becomes first police district to serve tea to visitors
NEW DELHI: Dwarka becomes the first district to start serving tea to visitors in its five police stations. The visitors would now be offered water first and then would be asked for tea at the "Public Facilitation Desks".
The Delhi Police feels that the visitors would feel more at home when they see a friendly environment inside the police stations.
"This idea is to make people feel that they are welcome at the police station. Water jug and dispenser have been made available in all the "Public Facilitation Desks" of our 10 police stations. As an initiative, Dwarka district has also started serving tea at its five police stations, one is every four subdivisions," said DCP Dwarka Anto Alphonse.
The police stations which have started serving tea to visitors are Dwarka (North), Dabri, Najafgarh, Chhawla and Jaffar Pur Kalan.
The move comes after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pulled up Delhi Police for its attitude towards the general public. Singh, during the launching of Raftaar Bikes on November 6, had said: "Why can't every police station have arrangements for tea for common people who come to lodge complaints or meet officers. I am ready to give funds for the same."
He had mentioned that officials like Inspector and Sub-Inspector (SI) should be extra cautious in dealing with the public. After this initiative by the Dwarka police, it is likely that more police stations would fall in line and would start serving tea likewise.