By Nabeela Ghazanfar
LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police (IGP) Amjad Javed Saleemi has taken a number of initiatives to further improve the working of Punjab Police.
According to details, IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi established “Police Khidmat Marakaz” in all districts across Punjab where citizens can avail 13 different services such as character certificate, Tennant Registration, FIR Copy, Renewal of Driving License, etc. In all 36 districts, Khidmat Marakaz are also integrated and linked, so residents of a district can benefit from these services while living in another district, previously citizens had to travel to the district of their permanent residence to avail any of the above-mentioned services, furthermore in these Khidmat Mrakaz all these facilities are available under one roof. Khidmat Counters are also established in District Headquarter Hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals, so that Medico Legal Dockets can be easily issued from here, as these centers are also interlinked and can send and receive information and documents online.
IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi is also establishing Alternate Dispute Resolution Committees (ADRC) throughout Punjab for mediating/resolving petty issues. This initiative will save valuable time and resources of Citizens, Police and Judiciary. These committees will comprise local notables, retired teachers, religious leaders/ulema, and Retired Govt Officials, journalists and judges. All members of these committees will bear no political affiliation with any party or group.
To further improve service delivery standard at Police Stations, and to improve public dealing skills among police, special training sessions were held in all district police lines across Punjab. 53 Master Trainers imparted the training under supervision of local RPO,s & DPO,s and 2934 officers of Inspector to DSP rank attended theses sessions.
So far 273 officials have been promoted, among the promoted officers, 176 Sub-Inspectors promoted to inspectors, 57 Inspectors promoted as DSP and 40 DSP promoted as SP. Punjab police are also introducing a Fast Track Promotion Policy, and it will be implemented in next 3 to 4 months.
Officials are being posted or transferred according to their choice so that to improve the service delivery and enable them to perform official duty without any mental or emotional stress.
Another initiative of IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi is establishment of Resource Management Centers at all districts across Punjab. At these centers all record of ammunition, uniforms and other equipment is being computerized for efficient and effective use of the available resources.
A special app TAMIS (Traffic Accidents Management Information System) has been launched to record the details and nature of accidents. This data will play a vital role in understanding the causes of the road accidents and devising strategies to avoid the loss of precious lives in future.
A special committee is constituted, headed by DIG Establishment II Sajjad Hassan Khan Manj to ensure timely dispersal of dues to officials at the time of their retirement.
A crackdown against drug peddlers is being carried out across province, especially in the vicinity of educational institutes, Medical Colleges & Universities.
Punjab Police is also actively participating in Clean & Green Pakistan Campaign and so far thousands of saplings have been planted by Police officials at Police Stations, Police Lines and other Police offices.
Identical boards for identification of boundaries of each Police Station have been installed.
RO plants are being installed at all Police Lines across Punjab to provide clean and safe drinking water to officials. Dispensaries for health care of officials are being established at police lines. All officers/officials are bound to pay special heed to the beautification and cleanliness at police stations, lines and other offices particularly washrooms of Police Stations, mess and kitchen.
To improve the accountability a special Internal Accountability Unit has been established.
SP rank officer will be responsible to address the public complaints as District Complaints officer and will also act as a focal person for IG Complaint cell 8787.
To further improve the skills of 10 thousand investigation officers across Punjab latest trainings are started. These training officers will be trained with latest skills to provide timely justice to the public and to support trails in court efficiently.
To save public money and time, SHOs will be available in PS for 2 hours and this will also be monitored by CCTV cameras.
To provide services to the citizens at their doorsteps, Mobile Van Khidmat Marakaz has started working. A Mobile Khidmat Markaz van is successfully operating in Multan.
To prevent mobile phone theft and sale and purchase of such mobile phones Lahore E- Gadget App is introduced, with the help of this app information about the sale, purchase or repair of any stolen mobile will be available to police. In the next phase, this app is also being implemented across Punjab.
After registration of the FIR it will be available online so any citizen will download a copy of FIR from anywhere.
Preservation and renovation of historic buildings of Punjab Police has been started. In this regard building of old Anarkali Police Station which was built in 1861 has been successfully renovated to its historical glory.