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Reforms Commission reviews community policing in the city

Punjab State Governance Reforms Commission chairperson Pramod Kumar, on Thursday reviewed the efforts undertaken by the city police for community policing.

punjab Updated: Sep 20, 2012 18:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Punjab State Governance Reforms Commission chairperson Pramod Kumar, on Thursday reviewed the efforts undertaken by the city police for community policing.

Kumar accompanied by additional DGP (law & order & community police), SK Sharma visited the Community Policing Suvidha Center (CPSC)/Saanjh Kendra of sub-division North, to review its working, and interacted extensively with the members of the citizen's committee associated with Saanjh Kendra.

Committee members comprising eminent citizen of the city including Parminder Beri, advocate Ranjit Singh, Narinder Singh Saggu, Surjit Singh Bajwa and Rajinder Miglani were present on the occasion.

Kumar later held a review meeting in the office of the commissioner of police with all the five inspectors heading the sub-divisional Centers, the chief community policing officer, Navjot Mahal, additional DCP/Headquarters, nodal officer for community policing.

He stated that the state government is adopting a two-phased strategy of empowering the Saanjh Kendras and community policing. In the first phase, emphasis is on service delivery to the citizens for which 20 services delivered by the police are covered under the Right to Service Act, he added.

In the second phase, emphasis will be on community involvement in policing, particularly in areas like matrimonial disputes, grievances and economic offences, he said.

It is proposed to initiate counseling in matrimonial matters/economic matters at the Saanjh Kendras by involving members of citizen's committee. The centre would also become a hub for grievance redressal, including grievances against the police.

The activities of Saanjh Kendras will be expanded to community involvement in projects like drug de-addiction, youth clubs, visits to schools/colleges, counseling and grievance redressal, he said adding that each Saanjh Kendra will initiate and execute one community-oriented project with the active involvement of the citizens and concerned department.