The Pernambut Consumer Welfare Protection Society has urged Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to establish a police commissionerate in Vellore.
In a statement, president of the society, T Basheeruddin, hailed various initiatives announced by the CM in the assembly for upgrading the State’s police force and pointed out that Vellore had been upgraded as a corporation recently and in order to contain the increasing crime rate, the State government should establish a commissionerate in the city.
Basheeruddin also appealed to the CM to relocate offices such as that of DVAC, Civil Supplies CID, Narcotics branch to the office of the Superintendent of Police (District Police office) campus so that people can approach the various branches of the police in the same location.
He further suggested that the State government establish special cells to tackle enquiries relating to issue of passport in all offices of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, to speed up the enquiry process, as the number of applicants seeking passports were on the rise.
Other suggestions made by Basheeruddin include fixing the minimum educational qualification for the post of constables as plus two pass with a minimum of 50 per cent; prominent display of mobile numbers of senior police officials including the DSP, SP in all police stations; appointment of information officers in all police stations to provide information under the Right to Information Act.