MHA to choose top 10 police stations in India
MYSURU: Narasimharaja police station (law and order) has emerged as best police station in Mysuru city based on the parameters set by Bureau of Public Research and Development (BPR&D), which is on an exercise to select 10 best police stations in India.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recommended all States and Union Territories to adopt Rajasthan model of grading police stations to identify best station in their jurisdictions. It is aimed at bringing in a healthy competition between police stations in respective areas that results in improvement of law and order situation, bring down crime rate and increase prosecution rate.
According to the standards set by BPR&D, performance of the police station is measured on a scale of 50 points. A police station will score 8 points if they detain person under National Security Act or Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act; Seize more than 4500 litres of spurious liquor; seize more than one kilo of ganja; recovery stolen property beyond 50 % and if they send passport verification report within seven days.
Every police station can earn maximum of 12 points if pendency of previous year’s case is less than 2% or if they succeed in getting life imprisonment in every case. A maximum of 10 points is given to police station that disposes of rape cases within 15 days of reporting. On the flip side, police stations will lose a highest of 50 points for every false entry made or if a police officer from respective police station is trapped by Anti-corruption Bureau sleuths.
Almost 20 points will be deducted if an IGP has to attend law and order problem in a police station limits or if police officer is suspended. About 10 points is lost if SP/Commissioner had to attend a law and order problem; if disposal in rape or SC/ST prevention of atrocities Act is less than 60% or if passport verification report is sent was below 80% within seven days.
This apart, general maintenance of station records, hygiene and sanitation around the station, optimum utilization of available resources; efforts in implementation of smart policing and whether there is complain against police officer of their behavior are the other criteria adopted to assess the performance.
Police commissioner AS Rao confirmed TOI that exercise was carried out in all 18 law and order, five traffic and one exclusive all-woman police stations in Mysuru recently and the report has been sent to DGP. Basically the exercise was to assess performance of police station based on criteria set by the department. This would enhance performance of police and create a healthy competition between officers that would result in improvement in policing in respective areas, the city’s top cop explained.
According to sources, NR police led by Inspector Ashok Kumar has topped in the grading in Mysuru city police commissionerate. Every state and UT has to nominate five best police stations for final selection of ten best police stations in the Country. This is the first-ever exercise being carried out to assess policing in the India. The top ten police station will get better facilities.