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New Police Commissioner Lays Stress On Behavioural Change In Cops, Training Session Soon


23 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s recent announcement of launching “Mo Sarkar” from October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) this year with an aim to make his government machinery responsive and accountable to the general public as ought to be in a democracy, the new Police Commissioner of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities today laid utmost stress on behavioural change in the police personnel.

In the initial phase, the “Mo Sarkar” initiative will be implemented in all the District Headquarters Hospitals (DHHs) and police stations across the State. The Chief Minister himself will directly phone to the people and gather feedback on the citizen-centric services being delivered to them at the police stations and DHHs.    

In this context, the Twin City Commissionerate Police has geared up to meet the expectations of the people and come out successful in the new venture.

Talking to media today, Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi said, “What are the activities being done by our police staff and where needs improvement can’t be made unless and until we have held thorough discussions. Till then, we can’t understand or realize the problems being faced by them.”

He explained, “As I have gained the requisite experience and whatever guidance I seek to impart to them for a change, I have to explain the staff and bring them home to my point of view. First be and make. Hence, I have to guide them properly and then observe if they are abiding by it accordingly or not. Since it is a usual process, it will take one or two months to adopt and adapt. I have to know myself first what I expect from them and what change in them I expect.”

“If they could change accordingly, we’ll achieve success. Those who are unable to change or adopt the new ideas and manners, actions would be taken as warranted. But, first I would like to allow them to be well aware of what I expect from them. Let them be given a chance to change. The punitive actions ought to be taken later on,” he clarified.

Stating that the behaviour of the police personnel will be gauged by eight yardsticks, he informed, “We’ll now begin a training programme by the next one week. Even we’ll also allow the desirous police staff from other districts to participate.”

“We think to systematize everything by September 1,” hoped the Police Commissioner. 

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Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi, Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack