"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the
person nearest you."
our police system
of police helps in reducing corruption, better services,
honoring human rights...etc.. there is an experiment being
conducted in hyd, I am posting an article appeared in The
Hindu and my suggestions.
A bid to move closer to people, the city police had embarked
on several innovative experiments in the last couple of
years. Blue Colts and Rakshak teams were introduced to
further better policing. A new force `lake-police' is
waiting in the wings. Bringing the services of the police to
the doorstep of people, the East Zone police launched a
novel method of going to the complainant's house and
registering cases there itself following a telephone call.
are afoot to install an exclusive telephone in each police
station with only `incoming' facility, to receive feedback
from people. An exclusive citizens' charter, comprising
details of what the police `will do and cannot do for
public' is on the cards. Some new concepts like centralized
lock-up system were introduced to ensure that human rights
were not violated.
these innovations are helping the police shed their reported
negative image to some extent, a new project -- outsourcing
of some non-core police functions -- by the Central Zone has
thrown light on some intricacies of policing hitherto
uncared for. As part of the project, some duties otherwise
discharged by the men in the Ramgopalpet police station have
been entrusted to a private firm.
typing of case diaries has been assigned to a consultant who
in turn employed a typist (using their own computer and
other stationery) for which Rs. 8,000 per month was paid
during October, November and December 2002. Earlier, two to
three constables were engaged for the same work and
sometimes they had to hire the services of a private typist.
major task of retrieving bodies from the Hussainsagar Lake
was also outsourced to a private party. On an average, about
100 bodies were found in the lake and the police had to
spend about Rs. 750 on each body for retrieval, disposal and
other legal formalities. The same work was given to a
private party paying Rs. 750 per each body.
reception centres were established at all police stations in
the State, the handling of the reception counter in this
police station has been handed over to the consultant on
contract basis with a payment of Rs. 4,500 per month. An
EPABX, with seven extension lines, had been installed. Among
other things, the project brought to the fore the fact that
a police station required some minimum amount of money for
amount is paid by the Government to meet such costs. Then,
how are the Station House Officers meeting this expenditure?
Are the powers-that-be and the higher-ups not aware of this
paradoxical situation? While these daunting questions remain
unanswered, the project also pointed out how a sizeable
section of the force is being deployed for non-core police
is a cost of around 10,000 rps per month or around 1,20,000
per year per police station, it is wrong to expect
government pay up for these costs, as tax money government receives
is ridiculously low in India, charity is not a constant and reliable
model for meeting expenses, i welcome the suggestions from
all, in building an economic module , which is self
sufficient and income generating to meet these expenses, juz
think about all the other spinoffs around outsourcing model,
which frees the
police to do other works...here are few of my suggestions..
i welcome constructive criticism and reasonable solutions
the cost can be whopping , for a city like hyderabad,
lets assume hyd has 100 police stations(taking into
consideration of ever expanding city and its suburbs and
future need of police stations) the money needed juz to run
would be around 1,20,000*100=1,20,00,000 !!! this is juz a
crude way of hitting to the final cost, expenses can be
more, if other services are added.
the janmabhomi concept can be applied for this, the model is
well known, working, with proper accounts and responsibility,
this mechanism the local ppl pay up 50% and govn contributes
50% this is too high, from govt. around 50,00,000 rs..
income neighborhoods can easily contribute for this income,
like banjharahills, jublieehills etc.. but what about low
income neighborhoods?? it would cost there community around
50,000 per year,
would welcome suggestions about a model which provides money
about charging the people filing complaints of charging
10rs??? that would not just cover the costs, but would
also fill the coffers..this has been a long mail, so let me
cover some of my suggestions in next part, i would welcome
suggestions from all
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