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Madhya Pradesh to introduce Police Commissioner System in Bhopal and Indore soon

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By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: Police Commissioner System will soon be introduced in Madhya Pradesh's commercial capital Indore and the state capital Bhopal.

This was declared by the state Home Minister Umashankar Gupta while addressing the concluding function of two-day state-level workshop of senior and junior police officers at Indore. He said that special training will be imparted to police officers and employees to deal with cyber crimes. The workshop was organised jointly by Madhya Pradesh Police and BPRD.

Gupta said that in this age of information technology and ultramodern techniques, modus operandi of crimes are also changing. This is posing new challenges before the police. With this in view, special training will be imparted to police officers and employees. Training course of police employees is also being revised as per changing times. Now, computer training and dealing with cyber crimes have also been incorporated in the course. He said that Police Commissioner System will soon be introduced in Indore and Bhopal. Accountability of police officers will increase further.

Mr. Gupta hoped that after receiving training, the police officers will also share it with their subordinates so that police functioning can be streamlined further.
At the workshop, police officers were imparted training to deal with cyber crimes, use of information technology etc. by subject experts.

Director General of Police Nandan Dube, Divisional Commissioner Prabhat Parashar, Additional DGPs Dr. Rajendra Kumar and A.K. Shrivastava, Inspector General of Police Mrs. Anuradha Shankar and Senior Superintendent of Police A. Sai Manohar were also present on the occasion.

Traffic Management & Data Centre to be set up

Meanwhile, Traffic Management & Data Centres will be established soon at big cities of the state like Indore and Bhopal. A provision of Rs. 25 crore has been made in the budget for the next financial year. Besides, budgetary provisions have also been made for recruitment of police personnel.

This was revealed by Mr. Gupta while addressing a joint meeting of Indore district’s senior and police station-level officers at Indore. Instructing the police station in-charges to further strengthen their beat systems, the Home Minister said that they should put an effective check on crimes by increasing their activeness and decide their area-wise priorities. About beat system, he said that it should be strengthened further and this responsibility lies with police station in-charges. He said that senior officers should monitor improvement in the beat system.
Director General of Police Nandan Dube, Inspector General of Police Smt. Anuradha Shankar, Inspector General of Special Armed Force Mr. Devendra Singh Sengar, District Collector and police officers were present on the occasion.

Home Minister Mr. Gupta told the police station in-charges to organise Jan Samwad/Janata Durbar at police station-level every two months and should also put the action taken report before people. The Home Minister instructed that concerning CSPs and SDMs should also remain present at these meetings.

The Home Minister informed about the efforts towards removing shortage of police personnel in the state. He informed that a provision of Rs. 2,893 crore has been made in the budget for the year 2012-13 for police force. He said that about 10,000 new police personnel have been recruited in the state during the last 8 years.

Describing police station in-charges as filed-level managers, Director General of Police Nandan Dube said that they should further increase their activities in the police stations, deal effectively with challenges with available resources and intensify patrolling further. He said that large-scale efforts are being made for modernization of police force in the state. He told the police station in-charges to prove themselves true to people’s expectations, remove their shortcomings and put in extra efforts.

[Pervez Bari is a senior Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at]
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