Geetanjali Gayatri

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, June 27

5 years after the all-women police stations had been arrange in all districts of Haryana to supply a congenial atmosphere for ladies complainants, the first-ever audit to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness is being carried out throughout the state.

The evaluation, which is prone to be accomplished by the top of subsequent month, is geared toward analysing the general public notion of ladies police stations and map the notice of police initiatives as additionally to grasp the experiences and issues confronted by these working on the “mahila thanas” in relation to these on the common police stations in coping with crimes towards girls and kids.

“Initially, the opinion inside the police on the establishing of ladies police stations was divided, although it’s an previous idea in policing. Nonetheless, the Haryana Authorities believed it was a much-needed intervention, given Haryana’s excessive incidence of crime towards girls. Whereas the preliminary focus was to develop and enhance protection, we wish to consolidate on efficiency requirements and person satisfaction. Although episodic info by means of optimistic and not-so-positive suggestions retains coming in, this concept of a efficiency audit has been on our thoughts and finishing up a scientific research to ascertain effectiveness will assist us serve the customers higher,” Haryana DGP, Manoj Yadava, mentioned.

An initiative of the Girls’s Security Cell of the Haryana Police, this efficiency audit is being carried out in affiliation with the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates and the Centre for Research in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka College. An MoU was signed between the Division and the college earlier this month.

“The research might be carried out in 10 districts of the state and we’re prone to have a efficiency report by the top of July. The concept is to establish elements hindering optimum functioning and take corrective steps, if wanted, to enhance their effectiveness,” ADGP (CAW), Kala Ramachandran, mentioned.

Throughout the course of the survey, personnel of the ladies police stations and common police stations might be interviewed, whereas suggestions might be taken from the complainants.

“We’ve begun with the method of interviewing the stakeholders. These are prone to be accomplished newest by mid-July after which the info collected by means of questionnaires might be analysed,” says Meghna Kaladi, CMGGA, including that the CMGGAs within the 10 districts had been concerned in your complete train.

In a state which has one of many worst intercourse ratios and crime towards girls is constantly excessive, these all-women police stations, seen as one-stop retailers for all crimes towards girls, had been rolled out by the Manohar Lal Khattar authorities within the first yr of his first time period in authorities on the event of Raksha Bandhan.

Presently, there are 33 girls police stations within the state and 239 assist desks have been arrange in standard police stations particularly to take care of crime towards girls and kids.


Gauging the general public temper

The evaluation, which is prone to be accomplished by the top of July, is geared toward analysing the general public notion of ladies police stations and map the notice of police initiatives as additionally to grasp the experiences and issues confronted by these working on the “mahila thanas” in relation to these at common police stations



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