July 12, 2015 3:02:32 am
In an effort to address the concerns of policewomen, senior police officers of the rank of Additional Commissioners of Police held a meeting in their regions to understand their problems and will now hold a “darbar” every second Saturday in the coming months.
“This the third round of darbars that will be held to address any and all grievances. It was a healthy interaction,” said Pratap Dighavkar, Additional Commissioner of Police, South Region after meeting a group of 80 women police personnel at Prerna Hall near Azad Maidan on Saturday afternoon.
Dighavkar said he tried to deal with specific issues that overlap and those that were not in his capacity will be forwarded to his superiors.
“Starting from today, the second Saturday of every month will be earmarked now to encourage women police personnel to share any problems that they might be facing either at home or at work,” said Fateh Singh Patil, Additional Commissioner of Police, North Region, who held a three-hour long meeting from from 11.15 am on the third floor of the regional office.
“There were 50-60 officers from sub-inspector and constable ranks. They were representatives from their respective police stations. The issues today were regarding some lack of facility at police station and there experiences at work on the field. Today is a calling for us (the force) to be together,” Patil said.
The initiative is the brain child of Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria who had asked senior police inspectors and zonal deputy commissioners to hold interactions with all female police personnel who were under their jurisdiction.
Maria has now asked senior officials of the rank of Additional Commisioners of Police to get involved in these meetings as well.
The initiative is the latest among the slew of measures that has been taken after the Vakola fratricide.
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