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APP bid to improve policing

Our Correspondent
Itanagar, April 13:  With a view to improving the quality of policing and delivery of public services to the common man through the use of digital platform and bring law-keepers closer to the people, the Arunachal Pradesh Police launched three digital initiatives namely, Public Grievances Redressal Module on its website arunpol. nic.in, a Facebook page http://facebook. com/arunachalpolice and a Twitter handle http://www.twitter. com/DgpPradesh.
The new digital initiatives were launched on Thursday by Home Minister Kumar Waii in a brief function held at the Police Headquarters (PHQ) here in presence of Director General of Police SBK Singh and other top ranking police officers.
The launching ceremony was followed by the special SPs’ conference convened to discuss law and order, insurgency and administrative matters and decide on the strategy to make APP technologically efficient and also share ideas to improve the welfare of police force.
Waii in his address said the law enforcement machinery, including the top cops, needed to be creative to effectively deal with the IT challenges, an official release informed here today.
Re-affirming support from his end to address the grievances of the police, the Minister sought the top cops’ cooperation in maintaining law and order and control over crime in the State.
The Home Minister also divulged that he was laying stress on finding the sports talent from amongst the police personnel and giving them the break to partake in national as well as international competitions.
On the newly launched Public Grievances Redressal Module, the DGP said anyone having any grievance with the Arunachal Pradesh Police can lodge his complaint and shall be able to get a reply to the grievance on the website.
“This will vastly improve the performance of the police. It is also a forum where public can give suggestions on maintenance of law and order and improvement of public safety,” he added.
The Grievances Redressal Module will be visited by an officer in the district SP office on a daily basis and it will be ensured that the grievances are redressed expeditiously. The functioning of the module will be monitored at PHQ under SP (Crime).
On launch of digital initiatives as part of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Digital Arunachal’ campaigns, he said, Facebook and Twitter being the most popular social media platforms can be used by public to come out with their suggestions for improvement of police functioning. These initiatives are expected to work as force multiplier in times to come. The technology will help bridge the gap between the police and the public, he added.
The DGP also shared that the department was contemplating ‘another landmark step’ towards the welfare of policemen and their families.
“We are requesting wives of senior officers to take the lead and organise welfare centres at every district headquarters where women can be engaged gainfully and eventually become financially independent,” he said.
“Also, regular health check up camps, establishment of skill centers and making provisions for giving financial help to needy and talented children of police personnel in the fields of education and sports are being planned. We will also take special care of children of police personnel who are especially abled,” he added.