Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday launched two mobile applications with varied facilities to ensure delivery of various citizen-centric services to the people.
The two android mobile apps - ‘PP Sanjh’ and ‘Know your Police’ would facilitate the users to further get help from nine apps for untraced report, verification report, no objection certificate, police clearance certificate, passport verification status, lost articles/equipments/documents registration, complaint registration and tracking the complaint status.
These multiple apps developed by ‘Sanjh’ wing of state police could be downloaded from Google play store.
Sukhbir stressed that corruption could not be contained by making legislations, but by minimising the interface between public and officials, adding that the solution lies only in provisioning of all government related services to the public online.
Giving brief details of the new apps, director general of police Suresh Arora said, “Earlier the applicant had to apply for these services by visiting a Saanjh Kender, but after downloading these apps they can get status of their applications on the go and download final certificates or NOCs while at home.” He said the embassies of different countries could also check the authenticity of PCC issued to an applicant through this facility, besides user can get the status of their passport verifications/applications at any time.
He further added that in case of lost articles /equipments/documents, one could immediately report and get the same registered online instead of going to the Saanjh Kender The applicant would get a digitally signed receipt by AIG/Saanjh and he could use this receipt for various purposes like getting new mobile connection, passport etc. The unique feature of this application is the facilitation of payment gateway and users could pay the stipulated fee for the required service through credit or debit cards online.
Besides this, ‘Know Your Police’ app would help people immensely in cases of accidents, crime situations and enable common people to ascertain details of police stations, including their location, telephone numbers and email ids of SHO, DSP, SSP, including senior officers in the office of DGP, Punjab, said Arora.