The Rajasthan police on Tuesday launched an online FIR facility for lost articles and documents. The facility was launched by Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria at the headquarters on Tuesday.
Director general of police (DGP) Manoj Bhatt said driving licence, ATM/debit/credit cards, birth certificate, bank pass book, camera, caste certificate, Aadhaar card, PAN card, passport, property documents, tablets, laptops, mobile phones are some of the articles which are covered by the facility.
All that a person has to do is to log into the Rajasthan police website (www.police.rajasthan.gov.in), fill up the relevant form with due details, get the automated copy of it downloaded or printed in minutes.
He said this would not only help people save time but also give them an automated report which, in some cases, was required to get a duplicate copy issued and in other cases raise insurance claims.
The software for this application has been prepared by the state crime records bureau (SCRB).
The facility is also open to the tourists and people from other states.
People can rate police stations
The home minister said the step would also be a ready test of the police performance and bring about a lot of transparency.
“This facility has been introduced to understand that what the public opinion is about each police station. The ratings will be given in a scale of 1 to 5 and the report from these ratings will be analysed to understand the kind of works that the police stations are doing,” Kataria said, adding one needs to be brave to ask another person to rate his own performance.
He said a person could express how he rated the police performance on the basis of his case result.