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MHA seeks report on LG's suggestions from Delhi Police

MHA seeks report on LGs suggestions from Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report from Delhi Police regarding certain suggestions made by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The LG suggested initiative in policing to be monitored jointly by MHA and LG.

Sources claimed that in the year 2018, LG, Delhi gave suggestions which include empowering beat constables, setting up police kiosks, booths near bus stops, technology in policing, provision of facilitation officer in police stations, setting up officers oriented police stations.

Sources further added that in December 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) wrote a letter and sought the report on suggestions made by LG.

Sources further claimed that in a letter to Special Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police and ACP, Police headquarters had written that they have received the letter from Under Secretary of Government of India and the requisite information has not been received so far.

The same may be furnished to this headquarter in hard or soft copy through e-mail at once for transmission to MHA.

Revealing more about the suggestions, sources further added that the number of motorbikes to be increased to have better mobility, prompt action and more visibility.

Women beat officers to be deployed for women safety and to boost policing in vulnerable areas, providing beat constables with modern tools and technologies.

"To extend the facility of online registration of FIR to all cases and also to develop a single app after amalgamating various apps of Delhi Police already in use," were the suggestions.

In addition to existing police check posts, chowkis, setting up of well-equipped kiosks, booths, complete with cyber access near bus

stops.

The SHO concerned to directly supervise the functioning of these kiosks. This will help to make police more accessible to common men and boost women's safety added the suggestions.

Electronic registration of FIR with kiosks and direct contact with police officers in real time from the kiosk in case of emergency were also suggested.

Sources further added that the facilitation officers to be provided in each police station as a first public interface, based on a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to facilitate and to provide uniformity in responses. In view of changing demography in favour of youth and increasing expectations, more officers oriented police stations to be set up.

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