The Haryana Police Complaint Authority organized a national conference aimed at standardizing the operations of police complaint authorities nationwide. These authorities are responsible for handling public grievances related to police conduct and operations. This pioneering conference provided a platform for in-depth discussions on various pertinent issues.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was the chief guest, emphasised the need to enhance efficacy of these authorities, ensuring swift resolution of complaints and fostering improved coordination with law enforcement agencies. In his address, Khattar said that the present govt, upon assuming office, had made significant efforts to strengthen the mandate of the state police complaint authority. He said that upon assuming office, there were complaints regarding non-registration of FIRs. In response, directives were issued to ensure that FIRs should be registered for every individual visiting the police station. To alleviate concerns regarding police jurisdiction, instructions were issued to implement zero FIR registration, effectively streamlining the process. He said that after assuming office in 2014, his aim from day one was to curb corruption in the state. For this, he said that he had taken many steps to ensure transparency in governance.
Regarding police reforms, the chief minister highlighted the establishment of the Haryana State Enforcement Bureau to strengthen law enforcement capabilities, particularly to address financial irregularities such as tax evasion, electricity theft, mining theft and illegal canal water usage.
He mentioned that the present administration had set up 33 women police stations and boosted female representation within the police force. Addressing cybercrime concerns, dedicated cyber police stations have been established alongside cyber desks in each police station, he noted. The Chief Minister also highlighted the establishment of the state police complaint authority to handle complaints regarding police misconduct.