Mansa Saanjh Kendra has been adjudged the best saanjh kendra during the annual 'Police Station Visitors Week' (PSVW) programme organised by Altus Global Alliance through Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
In Punjab, the PSVW was converged with the community-policing programme of saanjh and the Mansa Saanjh Kendra ranked at the top in the state.
Mansa SSP Narinder Bhargav was awarded for being the best saanh kendra and the innovative saanjh practices.
SK Sharma, ADGP, human resource development and community policing, said Punjab had converged Saanjh Community Policing Programme with police reforms. The main purpose is to improve the service delivery through citizen participatory policing.
Mansa police celebrated the Global Visitors Week in December 2012 by honouring visitors with a flower. In the same month last year, the district police launched saanjh vans to reach every nook and corner of the district to create awareness among the citizens.
The idea was to provide all 25 services that fall under the Right to Service Act. Of the 25 services of saanjh kendra, 20 are time-bound as per the RTS Act.
Subodh Aggarwal, chief commissioner, Punjab Rights to Service Commission, emphasised that service delivery should be the main focus of the police. He said, "The governance reforms in Punjab have not only been implemented in civil administration, but in police also. Under the Punjab Rights to Service Act, around 17 lakh citizens availed services of the police saanjh kendras.
SSP Narinder Bhargav said, "We have been awarded for the initiatives and efforts to increase the efficiency of the saanjh kendra. The state police have decided to adopt our initiative of vans to create awareness among the citizens. This was also announced at the function by ADGP SK Sharma on Tuesday."
Pramod Kumar, chairman, Punjab Governance Reforms Commission, had claimed that the establishment of community policing saanjh kendras in Punjab had ensured both dignity and efficient accessibility to police services, said Bhargav.