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Odisha DGP Stresses On Capacity Building Of Police Stations, Model Police Station In Each District & E-Office Soon For Paperless File Movement


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13 March 2018

Tapan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Dr R.P. Sharma inaugurated the three-day-long 60th Senior Police Officers’ Conference of the Odisha Police at the Police Bhawan here on Tuesday. It is to conclude on March 15 and slated to graced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

In his inaugural speech, the DGP laid utmost stress on capacity building of the police stations, creating one model police station in each district and e-office facility soon in all police range offices and district SP offices.

Addressing media on the sidelines of the significant conference, the Odisha DGP said, “Today the three-day-long 60th Senior Police Officers’ Conference has begun. In the conference, all the district SPs, the Range IGs and DIGs, the Commandants of different batallions and all the senior police officers are participating.”

“In addition to reviewing the law and order situation, the crime situation and the LWE situation in the State, in this conference we have identified certain issues and challenges which we’re facing in Odisha Police. Therefore, we’ve created seven groups on different themes to deliberate upon these issues. These are very relevant issues. One is capacity building of the police stations. This I hold most important one. Because the police stations are the service delivery points of the entire police organization,” he informed.

He further informed, “Then we have one topic on people-friendly policing approach and ethical issues in police so that we work with greater transparency, with more friendly approach and easily accessible to people so that we do our best to serve the people.”

“Apart from this, we’re going to take some innovative measures this year. We have decided to create one model police station in each district. This model police station should be an ideal police station in respect of all the spheres of its functioning: its infrastructure, its logistics capabilities, manpower strength and above all its functioning i.e. its record keeping, its crime control , crime detection, crime investigation, maintenance of law and order, public order, people-friendly approach. It should act as a model police station to be emulated by others,” the Odisha DGP stated.

He further stated, “Another major issue we’re contemplating is creation of counseling centres for the woman victims of crime. There are few counseling centres successfully working in the Commissionerate specially. In Cuttack and Bhubaneswar cities ‘Madhyam’ the counseling centres are created with trained and expert counselors in 2014. I’m happy to say they are functioning very properly. Similar counseling centres we would like to create in majority of the districts where crime against women is more.”

The DGP also informed, “Another major which we’re going to take up very soon is creating e-office. To begin with, in the State Police Headquarters we have e-office facility where physical file movement will be minimum. All paperless kind of office will function in the State Police Headquarters. I’ve asked all the Range IGs and DIGs and so and all the district SPs to have similar e-office system in their respective offices.”

He also informed media at the press briefing that they also have critical incident management sometimes worth in the Maoist front as well as some communal riots and any other sudden incident taking place then how should we respond to curb the situation in time and to nip in the bud itself.

He also added, “Then crime control measures and how to improve the conviction rate in the crime. Because crime control and convicting the criminals in those cases are very very important for us.”

“Similarly, we’ve another topic the deployment and coordination issues in our State Armed Police. Because State Armed Police provide support during law and order situations and other occasions to the district police. We’ll discuss how to iron out those issues related,” stated the DGP.

On being asked about the implementation of Police Commissionerate system in Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela cities, he replied, “The Chief Minister has already announced it and we hope it’ll soon see the light of the day.”

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R.P. Sharma, DG, Odisha

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Satyajit Mohanty, Secretary, Odisha IPS Officers' Conference