Himachal Pradesh government would provide facilities to register online complaints in all police stations through emails in the state during current financial year, said state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who called on Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in New Delhi. Chief Minister told Union Home Minister that state government has launched an ambitious “Common Integrated Police Application Plan” under which all police stations in the state will be computerized during current financial year. He said that 40 police stations have already been covered under the project and remaining police stations will be covered during current finacial year. He said that emphasis has been laid to introduce modern technology in the police station through hi-tech gadgets so as all such facilities could be utilized for general welfare. He said that state government has spent 51.12 crore rupees on modernization of state police force and new web portal of police department has been launched for providing all the related information to public immediately.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that state government has merged the earlier separate Directorate of Vigilance and Enforcement and created State Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau to provide greater synergy to investigations and prevention of corruption in the state. He said that state government has taken effective policing steps which include round the clock vigil to avert and spill over of terrorist activities from along the Jammu and Kashmir border. He said that 1408 vacant posts of constable and 167 posts of jail warden would be filled up during current financial year.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that separate wings for law and order investigations have been formed to improve the quality of investigation of crime in the state. He said that State Police Board has been constituted in the state and added that amendment in police rules have been carried out to provide a minimum tenure of two years for police officers in the field of the ranks of DIG, SP, DSP and SHO.
Chie Minister Virbhadra Singh said that a sum of rupees 10 crore would be spent for construction of police housing during current financial year and added that a sum of rupees 46 crore has been spent for police housing under tenth five year plan. He said that state government has increased the remunerations of Home Guards and ration allowance of police personnel as a measure of commitment to maintain high morale of the police force. He said that community policing scheme has been extended in all police stations in the state and further added that women cells managed by lady investigation officers has been established in all the districts in the state.
Home Minister Shiv Raj Patil complimented the state government efforts in maintaining peace and law order in the state. He described Himachal Pradesh as most peaceful state in the country and said that continuous dedicated efforts by the state government has paid rich dividend in maintaining peace throughout the state. He said that Himachal is model state in law and order among the sensitive border states of the country and congratulated the state government for achieving this feat. Home Minister assured that Central government will provide all the financial assistance to the state government in modernization of police force and strengthening the police infrastructure in the state. He complimented the state government for utilizing the central funds at optimum level in time bound and efficient manner.
Please submit complaints here: http://admis.hp.nic.in/himpol/Citizen/OnlineComplaints.aspx