SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain directed officers to assign responsibility down to the last man while simultaneously providing juniors with the necessary authority and resources. “Condone honest mistakes but take action against incorrigible personnel,” he  added.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that the police chief on Monday interacted with the senior officers during his visit to Crime Branch headquarters, the Zonal Police headquarters, the Range DIG Udhampur-Reasi office and the office of the SSP Traffic (Jammu).

While interacting with the officers, the DGP emphasised the officers to fix the responsibilities up to the last man but ensure that the official has the critical minimum authority and resources available to be able to do justice to his assigned duties.

“No one should be afraid of ‘honest mistakes’ because only those who walk or run would trip. Having given margin even for negligence and laziness, those few who remain incorrigible and act against law and public interest shall face action. Be brutally honest about the difficulties in discharging duties so that solutions and responses are practical and effective and resources reach the right quarters, heavily reward efforts that support usage of technology and data analysis in delivering police services,” the DGP directed.

Discussing the welfare of retired Police personnel, the DGP stressed for institutionalising the system and directed that senior most officer in district of SP/ASP Rank must interact with retired Police officials once in a month.

He said that good work by the personnel will be duly rewarded and adequate resources will be kept at the disposal of the jurisdictional officers. The DGP said officers will be nominated to attend courses in different states to see how CCTNS has made progress and what best practices can be emulated in the Union Territory.

He also directed for revamping of the Telecom wing and utilising its services for leveraging CCTNS technology.


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