Chandigarh, February 1— Cautioning SPs and DSPs against inaction, the Haryana Director General of Police, Mr Ranjeev Dalal, has directed them to step up efforts to curb the crime rate and review the progress made in crime investigation in their respective districts every day. He has also given them targets for crime investigation for the month of February, 2012.
Presiding over the monthly crime review meeting held at Panchkula today, he stressed the need for curbing the crime rate. The Police Department will meet again to review the crime situation in March, 2012. “The meeting will take note of and appreciate the performance of those district police chiefs who reported good results in curbing the crime, and action would be taken against those who performance would be poor”, Mr Dalal said.
The DGP said that besides the Inspector General of Police, he would himself examine every police station in the range to cut down the crime rate. All SPs attended the meeting.
Sharing the proceedings with media persons, Mr Dalal said that the crime situation, activities of last year, and targets for the current year were reviewed at the first meeting of 2012.
He said that the Police Department had declared 2012 as the ‘Year of Technology’ and ‘Year of Health.’ More attention would be paid to using technology and maintaining the health standard of police personnel this year.
Mr Dalal expressed satisfaction over the use of internet by 80 per cent police personnel. “The Haryana Police force is speedily marching towards modernization. About 80 per cent of crimes have been detected with technological support”, he said expressing satisfaction over the performance of the Cyber Crime Cell.
The DGP said that all DSPs and officers up to the level of SHOs would be provided with laptops. Even the B-I test of constables has been conducted on computers. “We are trying to give laptops to every investigating officer”, he added.
In reply to another question, Mr Dalal said that bicycles had been given to police personnel in Faridabad on a pilot project basis. “Let’s see the success rate of the initiative taken by the Police Commissioner, Faridabad, after which it would be implemented all over the state”, he added.
Asked to comment on the issue of revising the pay scales of police personnel, the DGP said that the Minster of State for Home had made a statement on this issue. “I cannot say anything on this issue”, he clarified.