In a novel move to secure and maintain public respect, Haryana Police has decided to launch a month long ‘Operation Shriman’ to ensure treating the public with courtesy and respect across the state. Under this, police personnel will observe due courtesy during their all-out dealings with citizens.
These instructions were given by Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), Mr B.S. Sandhu while addressing Range ADGPs/ IGs, CPs and district SPs through a video conference held at Police Headquarters late last evening.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal recently in a function had exhorted the police officers to further improve their behavior while dealing with public particularly the poor.
Describing police as the most visible face of any government, the DGP said that police personnel would be required to perform their duties in a diligent and respectful manner. Although, the majority of police personnel are decent and polite to the public, yet they would have to remain polite and respectful and avoid behaving in a rude manner with public while being at naka duty, patrolling duty, checking duty, PCR duty, in police stations, police posts and other units. The ‘Operation Shriman’ will continue till January 31, 2018.
Mr Sandhu also instructed the officers to impart training for the same to policemen at Police training institutions as well as range and district levels. Besides this, services of soft skill experts and other specialists will be hired for this purpose. Soft skill training on behaviour with public will also be a part of ongoing training programs of police, he added.
Those policemen who adjudged best will also be rewarded at State, Range and district level. Besides, efforts should be made to resolve people’s concerns by listening to them carefully to further enhance trust and confidence of people in police.
The DGP also instructed the officers to maintain close coordination with civil authorities like NHAI, PWD etc. to bring down road accidents during current foggy conditions. Traffic incharges should ensure that travelers must follow traffic and road safety laws in their respective areas to save the valuable lives. Apart from this, the officers were instructed to ensure lane driving on KGP and KMP expressways.
Reviewing the law and order situation, Mr Sandhu said that general parliamentary elections are round the corner. Prior to this, Jind bye election has already been announced. Thus police should gear up and make necessary possible arrangements to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the state.
Among others present in the video-conference included DGP headquarters Mr KK Mishra, DGP Crime Mr P K Agrawal, ADGP Law and Order Mohammed Akil, ADGP Operations and IT, Mr A S Chawla, ADGP CID Mr Anil Kumar Rao, IGP Modernization, Mr Hardeep Singh Doon and other Senior Police officers.