In order to review the working of cops in five districts of Jammu Zone, the Director General of Police, (DGP) Ashok Prasad Saturday convened a video conference with the Superintendents of Police of these districts, here at Police Headquarters (PHQ). The districts are Udhampur, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban.
During the conference, Prasad sought first hand report about the overall working of these districts. The concerned Range Deputy Inspectors of Police and Superintendents of Police apprised the DGP and other senior officers present on the occasion about their working in different areas. They also informed about the status of constructions going on in their jurisdictions, land acquisition, stock position of uniforms and weaponry, availability of mobility, present status of personal information data and functioning of CCTVs. Availability and utilization of funds under different heads, deployment of man power, progress in Civic Action Programme (CAP), working of youth clubs was also discussed during the conference.
Prasad emphasised upon the officers and executing agencies to complete the ongoing constructions within the time frame and ensure utilization of quality material under their personal supervision. He said that before certifying the completion of works, it should be ensured that all requirements are completed by the concerned agency so that the funds allotted are not misappropriated. Accommodation for the cops including the alternate accommodation with all required facilities and interiors is necessary to provide better living facilities to the personnel for enhancing their capabilities in the field, he added. Land acquisition should be accelerated and disputed matters solved amicably adopting people friendly approach.
The DGP asked the officers to come with concrete proposals with regard to their requirements to strengthen their mobility, uniform stocks, weaponry and communication network. He said that PHQ would consider these requirements on priority to enhance their professionalism in different fields of policing. He said that the police working should be strengthened from grass route level and the officers should ensure accountability at all levels. Fair utilization of funds with adherence of laid down rules should be made mandatory in the respective jurisdictions, the DGP asked the officers.
The DGP stressed upon the field officers to complete the computerization of personal information of all ranks and furnish the data to PHQ within the stipulated time. He said that strenuous efforts should be taken to update the service records of the cops, ensuring submission of annual performance reports and other service matters within a time frame.
While discussing the deployment of manpower, the DGP said that security of protected persons needs to be reviewed after intervals at range levels and deployment of manpower should be made to foil the ill designs of criminals and anti social elements. Proper functioning of CCTVs could lead us to check activities of these elements and new locations needs to be identified to install the devices.