Riding high on FB, police pin on people participation
Virtual community participation through social networking site Facebook has given a huge impetus to the functioning of the Delhi traffic police. This success has prompted it to seek physical participation of stakeholders for better policing.delhi Updated: Feb 15, 2012 00:48 IST
Virtual community participation through social networking site Facebook has given a huge impetus to the functioning of the Delhi traffic police. This success has prompted it to seek physical participation of stakeholders for better policing.
Police are all set to form traffic consultative committees (TCCs), which will identify problems at the grass-root level and sort them with community participation at that level itself.
“This will be a three-tier campaign, slated to start next week. The local panels will be formed in all 43 circles and five ranges in Delhi. We will target at least 10,000 people to become part of this campaign,” said Satyendra Garg, joint CP (traffic).
The traffic police will upload a form on their website and Facebook page. Those interested and eligible will have to send the filled form to the address given on the website via post. The applicants will be verified at the respective police stations before they become TCC members.
In the circle level, a traffic inspector will represent the police, while members from RWAs, market bodies, intellectual groups and public representatives will also be included.In the range level, the DCP concerned will represent police, while representatives from road-owning agencies, NGOs and social leaders, will also be included.
Local panels in Delhi, which will be led by the joint CP (traffic), will involve eminent people, celebrities and traffic experts. “This is an initiative to improve transparency in the functioning of traffic police. In this process, common people or stakeholders would act as watchdogs and the agents of change,” Garg said.
If a matter is not resolved at the circle level, it will be taken up at the range level. If it’s still not solved, it will be solved by JCP (traffic).
First Published: Feb 14, 2012 23:40 IST