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Smart police station in States soon

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The News Bureau, Dec 28

The Central Government has decided to introduce initially an innovative and model smart police station in each State shortly.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as a first step towards smart policing has decided to establish one model smart police station in each State and asked the State Governments to submit their proposals with specific location and components by January 31, 2015.

The ministry has decided to allo

ate funds for the cited stations. more such police stations would be set up in the next financial year. Efforts would be made to involve private sector to set up more police stations. 

A smart police station should be citizen friendly and clean. It should also meet the operational and welfare needs of the police personnel posted there.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced the concept of SMART police during the 49th DGPs’ and IGPs’ annual conference at Guwahati on November 30, 2014. S stands for sensitive and strict, M for modern with mobility, A for alert and accountable, R for reliable and responsive, T for trained and techno-savvy. 

The smart police station would provide basic amenities for visitors, waiting area, toilets, drinking water, a receptionist to interacr with the visitors. Rest room for constables, including separate room for women constables. Natural lighting and ventilation, solar lighting, energy saving features.

CCTV, safe and secure armoury, record room, communication room for wireless, computers. Automated kiosks for filing of complaints by public (with a back-end system for tracking follow up action). 

The Police Station is the key functional unit to facilitate police to maintain law and order and investigation of cases.

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