30 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: Transform the image of police to 'a friend in need' advised Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy to 71st Batch of IPS probationers who would be in Biju Patnaik State Police Academy (BPSPA) till December 21 to be engaged in different activities of their probation training.
In a face-to-face conversation with the probationers at the conference hall of the State Secretariat today, Tripathy said, "Odisha today is a happening and performing State. The economy of the State is rapidly changing on the path of industrialization and modernization. Odisha with its administrative reforms and transparent system in 'ease of doing business' has become one among top ranking investment attracting destinations in the country. The Government is focused on citizen centric governance. The innovative approaches like 5T, Mo Sarkar are gathering momentum in administrative spectrum."
At such times, added the Secretary, "the image of police in people's perception need to undergo a sea change. Police has to become 'a friend in need' for the people. Law and order in a democratic set up can be better maintained and sustained through people's participation. Community policing is an answer to many grass root problems in rapidly growing urban centers".
Further, Tripathy advised the probationers to apply their prudence in making the police station based citizen centric practices like Reception Desk, Mahila & Sisu Desk, etc. more people friendly and effective. Chief Secretary also advised them to make best use of the crime and criminal tracking net-work system (CCTNS) software in their day to day activity of apprehending and prosecution while adding that the system is now being funded by State Government and steps are being taken to link it up with litigation management and foreign seek systems.
Focusing on attitude and efficiency of the senior police officers Tripathy said, "Government has a well developed system of performance assessment; and, better performance even in any remotest part of the State is rewarded by Government. He advised them to operate in team spirit with positive attitude towards wider goals in a large system".
The team of IPS probationers included Nitesh Wadhwani from Uttar Pradesh, Abhilas G from Tamil Nadu and S. Sushree from Kerala. They shared their training and probation experience with the Chief Secretary. Tripathy assured them all possible help from senior officers of the State in smooth discharge of their duties. The Nodal Officer DSP Sri GPSS Nanda apprised that they would be posted to different districts from 23rd December of the current year.