Punjab says no to police verification now
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Chandigarh, Apr 21: As part of its 'people-friendly' measures, Punjab government today decided to do away with the process of police verification, saying self attested forms would now be sufficient wherever residents are required to submit character certificates.
Police are required to verify the character of a citizen in many cases including for issuance of passport and weapons and joining government service.
Following the guidelines issued by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab Police has issued directions that in case of all personal verifications, self-declared and self-attested certificates would fulfil the purpose and the condition of two independent witnesses attesting it has been done away with.
This was stated at a meeting of field officers presided by DS Bains, Principal Secretary, Home, and police chief PS Gill, where they were informed about new people friendly guidelines and concept of community policing Programme 'Saanjh' envisaged as the part of the recommendations of Punjab Governance Reforms Commission, an official spokesman said here.
In the meeting it was informed that the underlying idea of community policing was to present a people-friendly face of police by providing all services under one roof.
96 community policing Suvidha Centres and 88 Outreach Centres have been completed at sub division and police station levels in a record time of three months and the remaining sub-divisions and police stations in the state would be equipped with Saanjh Kendras by October, 2011.
A separate cadre of employees to man Saanjh Kendras has already been created and the training process was under way in Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.
A separate civil dress has been designed for the cadre of Saanjh.
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