Ahmedabad: Gujarat DGP (Director General of Police) Shivanand Jha on Friday revived the police grievance redressal committee after it went defunct 28 years ago. The committee would look into matters pertaining to work related and personal issues of the policemen. The committee was first formed in 1989.
The committees would be set up at district, city and state levels and every police station in the district and the headquarters would have two police officials and representatives from different classes and ranks, including women in the committee, which will have to hold a meeting in the first week of every month and a detailed report be sent to the DGP's office. While he state level committee would be headed by the DGP and will have additional DGP Police reforms, an IG rank police officer and an SP rank police officer. The state-level committee would hold a meeting every three months to bring solutions to issues raised by police personnel and officials in the district and city level committee meetings. The SRPF (State Reserve Police Force) too would have a separate committee with similar structure.
DGP Jha, in a circular issued to all SPs (Superintendant of Police) and city police commissioners said that it is the duty of the senior police officials to resolve issues of their subordinates, whether they are job related or personal issues. The policemen can bring in their problems to the committee and efforts will be made that they are resolved.