City cops make post-mortem reports available online
Kolkata: The Kolkata Police have taken another step ahead in developing a unique system to make post-mortem reports available online to the next of kin of victims.
Gone are those days when next of kin to a victim who had an unnatural death needed to wait for several number of days to get the post-mortem report. Now, it has been made available just in single click.
One just needs to log in to the website https://pmr.kolkatapolice.org to avail the service.
The next of kin to the victim has to key in the required information including the number that is provided by the authorities during post-mortem. The date when it took place and a registered mobile number also have to be provided.
A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to the registered mobile phone number. With entering the OTP in the prescribed space, guidelines about the steps to download the post-mortem report will be sent to the phone.
The steps that need to be followed subsequently are simple and hassle-free. The next of the kin to the victim will receive the post-mortem report online within the minimum span of time from when applied for the same.
With the introduction of the online platform to provide post-mortem reports, one no more needs to run from pillar to post to get the same after the demise of their near and dear ones.
However, the manual process of applying for the post-mortem report will also continue for some time.
Moreover, the process would become more transparent. It may be mentioned that this comes at the time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the state's Home minister, stressed upon e-governance and directed all state government departments to take necessary measures in this connection.
Kolkata Police have already introduced many of its facilities online to ensure faster delivery of services. Training of a large section of its personnel has also been undertaken. Training programme of the personnel continues round the year in batches.
Recently, 20 personnel of the Kolkata Police underwent a training programme on computer basics and networking in the newly set up computer laboratory in the Police Training School. The training was provided by the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) which continued for around 80 hours in a span of ten days time.
Earlier, the Kolkata Police also introduced the online General Dairy (GD) registering system, using which one can lodge a complaint about loss of different articles from Metro stations, some market places, etc, saving them from visiting a police station. General Dairy related to loss of articles including mobile phones, voter identity card, ration card, education certificate, passport, birth certificate, death certificate, SIM card, laptop, PAN card, ATM card, key of bank locker, Aadhar card, bank pass book, driving license, LIC policy, share certificate, parcha, office identity card, rent bill and number plate of vehicles can be lodged online.